Tenmyouya Hisashi

Paintings by Tenmyouya Hisashi

Tenmyouya Hisashi (天明屋尚, born 1966 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese contemporary artist.

In 2000, Tenmyouya Hisashi instituted his unique Japanese painting “Neo Nihonga” which revives Japanese traditional paintings as a contemporary art. He also created in that year his new style called  “Butouha” which, through his paintings, shows a resistant attitude for the authoritative art system.

In 2010 Hisashi proposed a new Japanese art scheme named “BASARA” which is extravagant and extraordinary in style, embodiying a Samurai aesthetic like “Basara” in the Nanboku dynasty era and the “Kabuki-mono” aesthetic prevalent at the end of Sengoku era.

Hisashi currently lives and works in Saitama, Japan and is represented by the Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo.

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