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Security Series (night), 43.2 x 50.4cm, acrylic on paper


Security Series (summer), 43.2 x 50.4cm, acrylic on paper


Michael Sowa
10.9 (Fri.) --10.24 (Sat.), 2015

11:00 --19:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday & Public Holiday)


3 paintings and / 3 paintings and

Security Series (autum), 43.2 x 50.4cm, acrylic on paper

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY Ginza Otsuka Building B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Megumi Ogita Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Germany's world-renowned painter and illustrator Michael Sowa.
Michael Sowa was born in Berlin in 1945 and began his full-scale career as a painter in 1992 with the success of his group exhibition "Two Century" at the German Museum of Caricature Bush.

In 1995, he received the Orf Grublanson Award, which is given to a painter who accurately carved the present age. In 1998, he was in charge of the stage art of "The Magic Flute" at the Opera House in Frankfurt, and in 2001, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. By producing the pictures and lamps used in the director's movie "Amelie", the name was solidified.
The humorous world view and detailed style of painting, as if many dimensions coexist in one picture, are enthusiastically popular all over the world, and through the illustrations of picture books, there are many deep-rooted in Japan. Have a fan.

Michael Sowa is a writer who continues to rework paintings that seem to have been completed and even original paintings that have been published in the past.
It is known that there are many cases where the same work does not already exist even if it is the original picture as it was at the time of publication, such as an illustration.
Therefore, the original drawings are rarely sold in commercial galleries, and it is a very valuable opportunity for this exhibition to be sold for the first time in Japan.

In this exhibition, in addition to the mysterious Zova-like charm-filled security series trilogy (50x40cm) depicting security guards standing in the fields of summer, night, and autumn, the most popular animal motifs, "rabbit" and "bear" We will exhibit a total of 5 works, including the 2 latest works in which "" appears. Please look forward to it.

Michael Sowa (b.1945) is a German artist known mainly for his paintings, which are variously whimsical, surreal, or stunning.
Sowa studied at the Berlin State School of Fine Arts for seven years and worked briefly as an art teacher before focusing
entirely on his career as a painter and illustrator.

He gained new followers for his work on the 2001 film Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain where his art on the walls comes to life.
Michael Sowa has received numerous awards, including the Olaf Gulbransson Prize in 1995 and the Berlin Book Prize in the category of children's literature in 2004.

He is also known for the style of continuously revising painting.
This is a very rare opportunity to release his original paintings.

In this exhibition, we will show 3 of security series which has mysterious Sowa- style painting and 2 of his popular animal paintings used a rabbit and a bear as the subject.
Don't miss Michael Sowa's wonderful world.

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