Biography

How to imagine the world


When I was a child, I loved toys, imagining stories, making robots fight each other, putting things together to build imaginary cities, and so on, immersing myself in a world of imagination.
I haven't forgotten that feeling, but unlike in the past, the knowledge I've gained in my life so far and the shocking news that comes to my mind every day are also somewhere in my mind,
These things also enter the world of my imagination.
However, I am still searching for the beautiful world that I think about every day.
I have always painted a world where all the colors are there, like the toy shops I used to love, and where everything shines. Some of these paintings are of living flowers, which is unusual for me.
I spend more time at home and have started to grow some roses in my garden. I prune them, feed them and pull out the weeds.
After two years the vine roses are now producing many flowers.
The life of a flower is fleeting.
The most beautiful moment is when they bloom at dawn and then wither within two nights.
Such a moment of brilliance was a sight to behold!


Keitoku Toizumi

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1979 Born in Osaka
2004 Graduated Tokyo Zokei University, Department of Fine Art


2024 Solo Exhibition “WORLD EXPANSION” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
   “ever-changing” – Artglorieux GALLERY OF TOKYO, Tokyo
   “UG [TOKYOITE] vol.1” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
   ART FAIR TOKYO 2024 – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
   “UG [OSAKAN] vol.1” – gallery UG Osaka Umeda, Osaka
   “Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition – gallery UG × CONTEMPO” – Sands Gallery, Macao
   ONE ART Taipei – Hotel Metropolitan Premier Taipei, Taipei

2023 ART TAIPEI – Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei
   “gallery UG's Collection” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
    ART FAIR TOKYO – Tokyo International Forum,Tokyo
    “UG FREAKS” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
    “ART CUBE TOKYO 2023 – Toward 0310” – Daimaru Department Store Tokyo, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition "SHINING SPARK” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo

2022 D-art, ART 2022 – Daimaru Department Store Kyoto, Kyoto
    “Laissez-faire” – Daimaru Department Store Tokyo, Tokyo
    “Laissez-faire” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo

2021 Solo Exhibition “My favorite Twinkle” – REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition “STILL LIFE still life in fictional world” – Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store Art Gallery
    Solo Exhibition “Silent Glitter” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
    etoototo – +ART GALLERY SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE, Tokyo
    “Precious Time” – Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo

2020 Solo Exhibition “Phantom” – REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition “Toy’s Story” – Court Gallery Kunitachi, Tokyo
    “A Single Ant Bite” – SEIZAN GALLERY, Tokyo
    “KIRINJI 2020” – gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo

2019 “Reborn Invent the Future” – Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui

2018 Solo Exhibition “Toy’s Story” – Court Gallery Kunitachi, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition “Kagefumi” – REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
    “Manekineko Template Exhibit” – Echo-an Gallery, Tokyo
    INTRO7 – The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
    OSAKA ART FES 2018 – Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store

2017 Solo Exhibition “Fictional World” – REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
    FACE 2017 Seiji TOGO Memorial – SOMPO Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
    “Living Life” – Gallery ZEINXENO, Korea
    “HANABI” – Art Lab TOKYO, Tokyo
    TENGAI 4.0 curated by TENMYOUYA HISASHI – A/D GALLERY, Tokyo
    “Artists who weave stories” recommended by Yukio IZUMI – Tokyo Kudan Yohgarou, Tokyo

2016 Winter Mitsukoshi art choice society – Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo
    Mitsukoshi spring art special dishes society – Hotel New Otani Tokyo, Tokyo
    “hanami #5” – Art Lab TOKYO, Tokyo
    ACT ART COM – The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
    “Current war painting exhibition” – TAV gallery, Tokyo
    “Contemporary Art” – Akutsu Gallery, Gunma

2015 Solo Exhibition – Art Lab TOKYO, Tokyo
    FACE 2015 Seiji TOGO Memorial – SOMPO Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
    FACE selected small works 2015 – REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo
    Today’s art Collector Mr. I’s secret joy – Tomioka Municipal Museum of Fine Arts/Ichiro Fukuzawa Museum, Gunma

2014 ART FAIR TOKYO – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

2013 Solo Exhibition – Art Lab AKIBA, Tokyo
    “Daydream Believer” – Art Lab TOKYO, Tokyo
    The World Art Exhibition #9 Sponsor Award – Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

2012 Solo Exhibition – Art Lab AKIBA, Tokyo
    Citizen Art Shanghai – Reneissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, Shanghai

2011 Art_icle Award Exhibition – Turner Gallery, Tokyo

2010 Solo Exhibition – Art Lab AKIBA, Tokyo
    Tsunaide Art – Hamada Children‘s Museum of Art, Shimane

2009 Solo Exhibition – Ginza Art Lab, Tokyo

2008 What's Next – MUSEUM at TAMADA PROJECTS, Tokyo

2007 Solo Exhibition “Sran Wrap” – Ginza Art Lab, Tokyo
    10th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award Exhibition – Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa
    ART LAN @ASIA – ZAIM, Kanagawa

2006 Made in Kawasaki Contemporary Art Award – Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa

2005 Solo Exhibition “First Kitchen” – Gallery ART SPACE, Tokyo
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Artworks

Mirror Genie, Dyed in Rainbow Colors
P100 (162×112cm)
cotton,acrylic on panel
2024

Two hearts
96.1×96.1×1cm
Lenticular
2023

bodyguard
22×27.5
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2017

LIFE 02
33.5×33.5
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2021

LIFE 01
M8号 27.3×45.5
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2021

Dream Transporter
60.3×60.3
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2021

blessing
65.2×45.5
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2020

jungle
Φ65.5
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2016

plastics
50×72.8
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2016

machine
80.3×65.2
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2017

phantom
Φ116.7
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2018

PINKS
116×116
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2015

eternal
P50号 116.7×80.3
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2018

Shiny things
S60号 130×130
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2020

My favorite Twinkle -Glitterbugs.
S80号 145.5×145.5
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2020

PINKS 02
162×130
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2015

phantom
162×130
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2018

RGB
P120号 112×194
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2018

still
P120号 112×194
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2017

The Dragon and the Red Rose
P120号 112×194
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2020

Invisible enemy
145.5×227.3
Acrylic, cotton cloth, panel
2021

Exhibitions

Keitoku TOIZUMI

WORLD EXPANSION

2024/04/19 -2024/05/11

gallery UG Tennoz

Takaoki TAJIMA / Keitoku TOIZUMI / Kunihiko NOHARA.

Artglorieux GALLERY OF TOKYO “ever-changing”

2024/04/11 -2024/04/17

Artglorieux GALLERY OF TOKYO

Nami OKADA/ Ryosuke KAWAHIRA/ Takaoki TAJIMA/ Keitoku TOIZUMI/ Kunihiko NOHARA/ Hiroya YOSHIKAWA

CONTEMPO × gallery UG : Extended Edition

2024/04/01 -2024/05/05

gallery UG Macau

Nami OKADA/Ryosuke KAWAHIRA/Takaoki TAJIMA/Keotoku TOIZUMI/Kunihiko NOHARA

UG [TOKYOITE] vol.1

2024/03/15 -2024/03/30

gallery UG Tennoz

Nami OKADA/Ryosuke KAWAHIRA/Takaoki TAJIMA/Keitoku TOIZUMI/Kunihiko NOHARA/Hiroya YOSHIKAWA

ART FAIR TOKYO 2024

2024/03/08 -2024/03/10

Tokyo International Forum Hall E / Lobby Gallery Booth No. N046

Junko ASANO/ Takashi ONISHI/ Nami OKADA/ Ryosuke KAWAHIRA/ Takaoki TAJIMA/ Keitoku TOIZUMI/ Takayuki NIWA/ Gekko NUMATA/ Nobuko NUMANO/ Naoki NOMURA/ Kunihiko NOHARA/ Saori HASEGAWA

UG [OSAKAN] vol.1

2024/02/21 -2024/03/12

gallery UG Osaka Umeda

Nami OKADARyosuke KAWAHIRATakaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARAHiroya YOSHIKAWA

Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition gallery UG×CONTEMPO

2024/02/01 -2024/03/30

gallery UG Macau

Junko ASANORyosuke KAWAHIRATakaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMITakayuki NIWAMisako MAEGAKI

ONE ART Taipei 2024

2024/01/26 -2024/01/28

Hotel Metropolitan Premier Taipei Room No.1110

Junko ASANORyosuke KAWAHIRATakaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARA

ART TAIPEI 2023

2023/10/20 -2023/10/23

Taipei World Trade Center, Booth G19

Junko ASANONaoki SHIMOYAMATakaoki TAJIMAMika CHIBAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARASaori HASEGAWAYohei YASHIMAOsamu WATANABE Yohei YASHIMA Miho IIDA Chihiro NAGASHIMA Andy Warhol Yves KLEIN Sam FRANCIS Yoshitomo NARA

gallery UG’s Collection

2023/10/04 -2023/10/12

gallery UG Tennoz

Takaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARA

ART FAIR TOKYO 2023

2023/03/09 -2023/03/12

Tokyo International Forum Hall E and Lobby Gallery

Takaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARA

UG FREAKS

2023/03/09 -2023/03/25

gallery UG Tennoz

Takaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARA

ART CUBE TOKYO 2023 -Toward 0310-

2023/03/01 -2023/03/07

TOKYO DAIMARU 1F

Keitoku TOIZUMI

SHINING SPARK

2023/02/10 -2023/02/25

gallery UG Tennoz

Nami OKADATakaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMIKunihiko NOHARA Sakiko ASAOKA Chihiro NAGASHIMA

D-art,ART 2022 / Daimaru Kyoto

2022/10/12 -2022/10/24

Daimaru Kyoto 1F / 6F

Takashi ONISHIMikako TAKAHASHIMika CHIBAKeitoku TOIZUMITakayuki NIWA

Laissez-faire

2022/08/03 -2022/08/09

Daimaru Tokyo 1F

Nami OKADATakaoki TAJIMAKeitoku TOIZUMITakayuki NIWAKunihiko NOHARA

Gallery Colection

2022/02/01 -2022/02/28

gallery UG Tennoz

Keitoku TOIZUMI

Silent Glitter

2021/12/08 -2021/12/25

gallery UG Tennoz

Junko ASANOKeitoku TOIZUMINobuko NUMANOKazuko NEISHIKunihiko NOHARATomoko WADAOsamu WATANABEI Chao Wang Kako MORIMOTO

Precious Time

2021/06/07 -2021/11/14

Park Hotel Tokyo

Junko ASANOTakashi ONISHINaoki SHIMOYAMATakaoki TAJIMAMika CHIBAKeitoku TOIZUMITakayuki NIWAKunihiko NOHARAIkki MIYAKEOsamu WATANABE Hiroshi MORI Gensho SUGAWARA Yohei YASHIMA HK Yu Chan Hokuto ICHIBAYASHI Takami MIYAOKA

KIRINJI

2020/12/11 -2020/12/26

gallery UG Tennoz

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