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Aine Kinashi

Aine Kinashi (Japan, 1929-1986)
Born in Tokyo in 1929, studied at Osaka School of Music (presently Osaka College of Music) and at Osaka Municipal Institute of Art, Kinashi established an avant-garde group "Delta" with his fellow artist Masaya Sakamoto in 1957. Later in 1962, he launched an abstract art collective “Tempo”, and in 1965, he decided to join Gutai Art Association.

The participation of Kinashi, who had been already recognized as experienced abstract artist in Hanshin-area brought new life to the group. With his educational background and deep interest in Music, Kinashi explore the musical world through his work bringing sense of rhythmical movement and different shades of blue colours, and it made him a stylistically distinct figure among the Gutai artists.

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Biography

1929
Born in Tokyo.(His real name is Yoshihiko Shioya)
1946
Entered the Osaka School of Music (Presently, Osaka College of Music).
1951
Studied at the Osaka Municipal Institute of Art
1953
Received the 6th Sozo Bijyutsu Award at Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts and was invited to become a member of the Sozo Bijyutsu Association
1955
Received the Ashiya City Art Association Award at the 8th Ashiya City Art Exhibition (in a Hall of the Seido elementary school, Hyogo).
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Exhibited at the 3rd Gendai Bijutsu Kondan Kai (Contemporary Art Discussion Group, known as "Genbi") Award (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art /Asahi building Hall, Kobe / Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts)
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Exhibited work at the 40th Nika Group Exhibition. Two of his works were nominated for an award. Repeatedly presented his work there until 1957
1956
Participated in the Outdoor Gutai Art Exhibition held in Ashiya park, Hyogo
1957
Assisted in the formation of the Group DELTA with Masaya Sakamoto and others, remained involved until the group's dissolution in 1961
1959
Participated in the 19th Gutai Art Exhibition. Received an Honorable Mention at the Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association Exhibition.
1960
Became an associate member of the Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association Exhibition.
1961
Exhibited work at the 5th Asahi Shinjinten `Asahi Exhibition for new talent` in Kyoto and Osaka Takashimaya. Solo Exhibition at the Doutonbori Gallery in Osaka, Japan
1962
Exhibited work at the 6th Asahi Shinjinten `Asahi Exhibition for new talent`
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Exhibited work at the Mainichi Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition
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Exhibited work at the 6thKyoto Independent Exhibition.( Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Repeatedly presented work thereafter).
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Assisted in the formation of the group Tempo, a group consisting of abstract painters with Yasuo Ihara, Masaya Sakamoto, Hirokazu Moriguchi and others.
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Presented their works at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. (The group's dissolution in 1963).
1963
Exhibition Survey of Contemporary Art -Western and Japanese Art at the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
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Solo Exhibition at Gallery Ano in Osaka, Japan
1964
Exhibition Survey of Contemporary Art -Paintings and Sculptures- at the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
1965
Became a member of Gutai Art Association with Masaya Sakamoto, Takehiro Nabekura and Minoru Yoshida. Exhibited work for the 15th, 16th, and 17th Gutai Art Associations.
1968
Withdrew from the Gutai Art Association and stopped making artwork in order to focus on music
1976
Exhibition 18 years of Gutai Art Association at the Osaka Contemporary Art Center in Osaka, Japan
1977
Resumed making artwork
1979
Exhibition Jiro Yoshihara and Today’s Aspects of Gutai at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Hyogo, Japan
1984
Solo Exhibition at Gallery Suzuki in Kyoto, Japan
1986
Passed away
1993
Exhibition Gutai II 1959 - 1965 at the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History in Hyogo, Japan
2004
Exhibition Gutai Retrospective: 50 years Anniversary at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
2012
Exhibition Gutai: The Spirit of an Era at The National Art Center, Tokyo

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