A Trip through the Tokyo Station Gallery Collection. From Railway Art to Picasso

Tokyo Station Gallery has gradually built up a collection over the past 30 years, and this exhibition is the first time that the entire collection is displayed. 


It starts with the first theme, "Railway Art". Scenes of the railway line from Tokyo Station are displayed in forms such as Japanese style paintings, Western-style paintings, photographs and documents. The second theme is "City and Suburbs", areas connected by the railway. It offers a variety of works, including Western-style paintings that depict a Tokyo different from today, works that reconstruct the artist's memories, and realistic landscapes. The third theme is "People". Even though the pictures here depict people, their subject may be something different. After visitors have gained a sense of the diverse intentions the artists have incorporated in their works, they move on to the next theme of "Abstract". Abstract paintings tend to be regarded as 'difficult' but visitors may perhaps feel drawn slightly closer to them here. The last theme is "Picasso", whose name is a byword for 'incomprehensible paintings'. Four of his works from different periods are on display here. 
Approximately 100 items are on display, including works displayed in previous exhibitions at the gallery, the original picture by Ichiro Fukuzawa for the stained glass in Tokyo Station, works displayed in the Perspectives of Contemporary Painting series of exhibitions, and works from the 2014 exhibition Tokyo Station: A Hundred Years of Its Legacy. 
(source: www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/archive_201712.html


Artists: Masayoshi Aigasa, Kongo Abe, Nobuya Abe, Mitsuhiro Ikeda, Leiko Ikemura, Akiko Endo, Oscar Oiwa, Kiyoji Otsuji, Shinjiro Okamoto, Shinji Ogawa, Kwak Duck Jun, Mitsuo Kano, Shohachi Kimura, Tokusaburo Kobayashi, Masato Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Saito, Goro Saito, Kazuo Sakata, Seiichi Sakurada, Reinhardt Søbye, Ushio Shinohara, Atsushi Suwa, Asae Soya, Toeko Tatsuno, Tiger Tateishi, Toshihide Tanii, Sadao Tsubaki, Chung Sang Hwa, Hisao Domoto, Gakuryo Nakamura, Kazumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Nakamura, Asagi Natsume, Hiroji Noda, Pablo Picasso, Minoru Hirata, Hourin Fukuoji, Ichiro Fukuzawa, Rieko Fujinami, Kousai Hori, Naoki Honjo, Yoko Matsumoto, Naofumi Maruyama, Natsunosuke Mise, Shin Miyazaki, Mitsuko Miwa, Tokuji Murai, Kyoko Murase, Hisaharu Motoda, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yasumasa Morimura, Ken Yabuno, Kaoru Yamaguchi, Junji Yamada, Mayuka Yamamoto, Tadanori Yokoo, Yoshito Yoshida, Yoshio Yoshimura, Lee Ufan, Miki Watanabe, Mitsuru Watanabe.


Tokyo Station Gallery Museum 
1-9-1 Marunouchi 
Chiyoda-ku 
Tokyo, 100-005 


Sources: www.ejrcf.or.jp 
www.ejrcf.or.jp/english/index.html 
www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/archive_201712.html

Lying in redorange, oil and tempera painting on burlap © Leiko Ikemura 2008. Photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen