About Teppei Sasakura

The Outline

Artist "Teppei Sasakura"

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His works which give peace to the people have the atmosphere of the journey and the gentle light.
He has published more than 180 Prints, Work Books, Catalogue Raisonnes, DVDs, and so on.
In recent years, he held successful exhibition in Paris, Florence, and Beijing.
And he is introducing Japanese beautiful sceneries to overseas.


1954   Born in Hyogo Prefecture.
1977   Graduated from the Commercial Design Department of Musashino Art University.
1987
  
  Created illustrations of towns of the Romantic Highway in southern Germany for the "Romantic Gallery" series in a monthly installment in The Mainichi Newspapers color edition.
1988
  
  Created illustrations of towns in France for "Romantic Colored Streets" series in a monthly installment  in The Mainichi Newspapers color edition.
1990
  
  Held his first solo exhibition at Spiral Gallery, Aoyama, Tokyo, which he started to devote himself to producing works as an artist.
1998   First museum solo exhibition at "Daimaru Museum Tokyo".
2004   First foreign solo exhibition at Recanati in Italy.
2005   Held solo exhibition at Firenze in Italy.
2006   Held joint exhibition with Liu Chang Shun in Beijing, China.
2008   Held solo exhibition at Paris in France.
2015   Held solo exhibition at Kodai-ji (Kyoto) and Firenze in Italy.
     
    In addition, he has held solo exhibition more than 100 times at the famous department stores since 1991.






The Biography

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2004 Recanati, Italy   2005 Firenze  2006 Beijing, China  2007 NY Art Expo   2008 Paris

Artist "Teppei Sasakura"

1954 Born in Hyogo Prefecture.

1977 Graduated from the Commercial Design Department of Musashino Art University.
   After working as a graphic designer, he became illustrator under contract to an advertisement production company.
1980 Become freelance.
   Made (over 200) illustrations principally for Morinaga & Co,Ltd. during a period of 10 years.
1987 Created illustrations of towns of the Romantic Highway in southern Germany for the "Romantic Gallery” series
   in a monthly installment in The Mainichi Newspapers color edition.
1988 Created illustrations of towns in France for "Romantic Colored Streets" series in a monthly installment
   in The Mainichi Newspapers color edition.

1990 Held his first solo exhibition at Spiral Gallery, Aoyama, Tokyo,
   which he started to devote himself to producing works as an artist.
1991 Presented his first serigraph "Cadaques".
   Submitted work in the Los Angeles Art Expo.
1992 Produced commemorative print "Utrecht" for Floriade / 1992 held in the Netherlands.
   Submitted same works in the New York Art Expo.
1996 July, held major original art exhibition in Odakyu Department Store, Shinjuku.
1997 Presented CD-ROM "The Art of Teppei Sasakura", receiving favorable reviews.
1998 Produced "Wing of Heart" as the image art commemorating the completion of Fuji television Network /
   Nippon Broadcasting Co.'s rebuilt head office building.
   December, first museum solo exhibition at "Daimaru Museum Tokyo",
   where comprehensively showing all his works to date including those during his illustrator days.

2000 January, established Sasakura Teppei Office: Art terrace Inc. mainly dealing with print publishing.
   October, publication of the book of paintings "Teppei Sasakura" by Kyuryudo.
2001 Work "Blessing" became official work of Italy, Firenze, Japan Cultural and Economic Exchange Association.
   Held major exhibition of original arts in Tokyo and Osaka.
2002 September, publication of the catalogue raisonne "the Teppei Sasakura all prints collection 1991-2002"
   (by Kyuryudo) which covered all the print works published until now.
   November, presented DVD video "The Art World of Teppei Sasakura", receiving favorable reviews.
   December, held major exhibition of original arts at "Daimaru Museum Tokyo".
2004 April, publication of "the poem & art works of Teppei Sasakura. ~In the Gentle Season~" by Kyuryudo.
   May, held first foreign solo exhibition at Recanati in Italy.
2005 September, Held solo exhibition at Firenze in Italy.
2006 October, Held joint exhibition with Liu Chang Shun in Beijing, China.
2007 Submitted same works in the New York Art Expo.
2008 July, Held solo exhibition at Paris in France.
2010 July, publication of "Teppei Sasakura Europe, Travel Art Collection" by Kyuryudo.
2013 July, publication of the catalogue raisonne "the Teppei Sasakura all prints collection 2002-2013"(by Kyuryudo)
   which covered all the print works published in 2002- 2013.
2015 February, Held solo exhibition at Kodai-ji (Kyoto, Japan). And June, Held solo exhibition at Firenze in Italy.

In addition, he has created over 180 print works since 1991, has received favorable reviews.
Moreover, he has held solo exhibitions in the many famous department stores.

Representative Works

We would like to introduce only a few of the works of Teppei Sasakura, known as an artist who embraced in full of tender lights.

In lots of his works, he expresses his impressions, feelings which come to his mind and his own stories, which he received at his destination.
Some of his works are drawn relatively original to the actual scenery. On the other hand, he changes the scenery to ideal aspect that he wants it to be “like this” or even create the scenery from his imagination. And, various ways of expression of lights are exist in whole works in common.
Audience may be attracted the sight of lights, forget the reality for a while and feel relaxed through the eyes of the artist, Teppei Sasakura.

『St. Tropez』 1994 Acrylic Painting 65.0×162.0cm『Portofino』 1995 Acrylic Painting 60.6×91.0cm『Villefranche』 1993 Acrylic Painting 80.0×100.0cm『Vannerie』 2000 Oil Painting 50.0×65.2cm『Daydream』 1994 Acrylic Painting 65.0×65.0cm『Dreamscape』 2001 Oil Painting 72.7×145.5cm『La Passage de Lumière』 1995年 Acrylic Painting 80.3×80.3cm『Alte Mainbrucke』 2006 Oil Painting 45.5×65.0cm『Winter Wonderland』 2002 Oil Painting 60.6×130.3cm『Traditional Street in Kyoto』 2005 Oil Painting 35.5×100.0cm『Over a Long Time』 2015 Oil Painting 22.0×60.6cm『The Approach to the Hirano Shrine』 2014 Oil Painting 33.3×53.0cm『Refreshing Rainy Colors』 2013 Oil Painting 41.0×60.6cm『Framed Autumn Colors』 2007 Oil Painting 41.0×80.3cm『Yukimi-Shoji』 2015 Oil Painting 35.0×60.6cm『For Felicity』 2006 Oil Painting 41.0×91.0cm『Evergreen』 2003 Oil Painting 50.1×91.2cm

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