Ever since organizing the Canadian Style event, I’m slowly becoming aware of more and more Canadian artists with activities in Japan, and here’s the latest, an exhibition by Toronto-based artist John Coburn that starts tomorrow.
Toronto artist John Coburn is heading to Tokyo for his first solo exhibition, to be held at Printemps- Ginza, April 4 – 10, 2006. The show, titled, New York & Paris in Tokyo features oil paintings, and pen and ink drawings, of urban landscapes captured as only this artist can, with whimsical passion, for which Canadians have grown to recognize as a John Coburn.
Japanese dealer Taro Migishi was viewing Coburn’s work at Toronto’s Beckett Fine Art and was so taken with his style and sensibility that he gave the artist, right there on the spot, the opportunity to exhibit in Tokyo.
A total of 30 paintings will be featured in Printemps, and Coburn is planning to stay on after the show ends to paint in and around the streets of Tokyo.