桑久保 徹 Toru Kuwakubo
Despite all the Impressionist traces, it would be more suitable if we see Toru Kuwakubo with a Post-Impressionist soul within. Behind each of his landscape-like oil painting, Kuwakubo builds up his own fanciful world. He uses the sky, the sea and the shore as the three main subjects to divide his canvas into three, presenting a three-dimensional perspective on 2D surfaces.
Kuwakubo won the Tokyo Wonder Wall Award sponsored by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2002. He also received the Bijutsu Techo Prize and the Tomio Koyama Gallery Prize at GEISAI#5, the 3rd Koji Kinutani Prize by the Mainichi Newspaper in 2011, VOCA Encouragement Prize sponsored by The Ueno Royal Museum in 2012 and the First Prize at the 3rd D-Art Biennale in 2013. His works are included in numerous public collections including Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takahashi Collection, The Taguchi Art Collection, The DAI-ICHI LIFE Insurance Company, The JAPIGOZZI Collection.
桑久保徹獲第三屆「D-art 雙年展」首獎（2013）、上野之森美術館「VOCA展」獎勵賞（2012）、第三屆「絹谷幸二」三賞（2011），以及小山登美夫畫廊賞（2004）等知名獎項。作品由高松市美術館、高橋龍太郎、田口藝術、第一生命保險公司、JAPIGOZZI 等多家公立及私人機構收藏。