Flowers of a Foreign Land 30S (91 x 91 cm) by Takemi Murokoshi


The painting is a complex piece, combining abstract elements with symbolic imagery.

The outline of a face is drawn in the center of the painting, and its simple yet unique shape creates an air of mystery.

The background is made up of layers of grey and orange, with an abstract texture resembling mist or clouds. Various symbols are scattered across the painting, leaving it open to interpretation. A row of dots at the bottom of the painting gives the piece rhythm and balance.

Overall, this oil painting is a contemplative artwork that invites multiple interpretations from the viewer.


Born in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture in 1947

1977 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts

1978: Received the Ohashi Prize

1979 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts

1985 Figurative Painting Biennale (Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art)

Exhibited at the Basel International Art Fair (Switzerland)

1988 Solo exhibition (Humphrey Gallery, New York)

1991 Modern Vision (Yurakucho Seibu)

1993 IMA "Painting Today" Exhibition (Shinjuku Mitsukoshi)

Received the Takashimaya Cultural Foundation New Artist Encouragement Award

1994: Genealogy of Modernism Exhibition (Takashimaya)

Japanese Masterpiece Art Exhibition

2001 Takashimaya Art Award Exhibition (Takashimaya)

2002 "Eyes of the 21st Century Exhibition" Takashimaya

2003 Solo Exhibition "Homage" at Takashimaya

Since his solo exhibition in 2005 (at Gallery Tsubaki), he has also held solo exhibitions in 2007, 2010, and 2013.

2014 Solo Exhibition (Box Exhibition) Takashimaya

Currently an independent professor emeritus at Tama Art University.