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Lintalow Hashiguchi (1985 - )

Artist / Calligrapher / Wlighter (his coined word "write"+"lighter")

Lintalow Hashiguchi was born in Nagasaki Prefecture, 1985. In 2004, he entered Fukuoka University of Education, majoring in calligraphy. In his teens, he was captivated by punk rock, music in which aggressive sounds and emotional lyrics are intermingled, which was the starting point of his creative journey. 

In the university, he learned about the traditional art of calligraphy and its aesthetics while being influenced by 1960’s Butoh (experimental dance) and Gutai art, as well as avant-garde art and its advocate Taro Okamoto. He was especially inspired by Yuichi Inoue, renowned avant-garde calligrapher. Bearing in mind Inoue’s words, “Calligraphy is art for everyone,” Hashiguchi developed the belief that calligraphy arose from everyday lives, giving people energy to keep going.”

In 2008, he held first his solo exhibition at IAF shop in Fukuoka. After that, he stopped using traditional, "out-of-the-ordinary" calligraphy brushes  and picked up "ordinary", affordable towels instead. In 2015, he was selected as one of the members of Tensakukai, a group exhibition paying homage to Yuichi Inoue. From 2016 onwards, getting inspiration from rock music sounds, Hashiguchi has begun drawing words and phrases in jaggy English letters to express sound waves. In 2018, he was picked as one of the artists in ART SHODO TOKYO and in 2019, he won the grand prize at LUMINE meets ART AWARD 2018-2019.

2008

First solo exhibition “Passion never dies” at IAF shop in Fukuoka (since held annually)

 

2009

Graduated from University of Teacher Education Fukuoka, specializing in Japanese Calligraphy, Training Program for Secondary School Teachers, Faculty of Education

 

2010 

Exhibition with Kuniyoshi Ixima (art collective: Nangar land) “That’s the end.” at Fukuoka-Tenjin Parkside Gallery in Fukuoka

 

2013 

“Record—after that” at Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

2015

7th Tensakukai Exhibition (“Liberation of Calligraphy” dedicated to Yuichi Inoue) at Mitaka City Arts Center in Tokyo

2016

“Calligraffiti Asia in Japan” at THE blank GALLERY in Tokyo

 

2017 

“Calligraphy for the Future” at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in Tokyo

“Calligraffiti Asia Vol.2 The Juxtaposition” linked exhibition in 3 Asian cities

8th Tensakukai Exhibition (“Liberation of Calligraphy” dedicated to Yuichi Inoue) at Mitaka City Arts Center in Tokyo

“Future Calligraphy” edited by Hisashi Yamamoto, produced by Tatsumi Sato, published by YKG Publishing

2018 

“ART SHODO TOKYO SPRING 2018”, Mitaka City Arts Center in Tokyo

“ART SHODO TOKYO AUTUMN 2018”, Mitaka City Arts Center in Tokyo

2019 

“Contemporary Calligraphy ART SHODO Traces of Three Artists” at Gallery NAO MASAKI, in Nagoya, Aichi

Art Fair Tokyo 2019

“ALIVE”Lintalow Hashiguchi & Sadaharu Horio (Gutai) at Gallery NAO MASAKI, in Nagoya, Aichi

LUMINE meets ART AWARD 2018-2019

Shell art award 2019.

2020

selected artist  “ARTISTS’FAIR KYOTO 2020”

“What's SHODO?”, MARUEIDO JAPAN, tokyo

“ART SHODO FESTA 2020”, Mitaka city art center, Tokyo

“Kyusyu New Art”, hakata hankyu, Fukuoka

“Tama see nation”, PARADISE ,Nagasaki

2021

Brussel Art Fair “BRAFA in the Gallery”, Gallery NAO MASAKI, Nagoya

“PAPER DRUG”, Gallery NAO MASAKI, Nagoya

“DYNAMITE SHODO”, IAF shop*,Fukuoka

“The new perspective of the calligraphy 2”, Fukuya, Hiroshima

“SHODO NEW AGE”, MEDIA SHOP GALLERY,京 

“ART SHODO FESTA in FUKUOKA”, Fukuoka Asia museum, Fukuoka

“Icon and human”, Iwataya, Fukuoka

“Nana-land empire”, art space tetra, Fukuoka

“Flying object investigation team”, PARADISE,Nagasaki

2022 

“Art Fair Tokyo 2022”, Tokyo

『異物へ/into the Foreign Matter』@NACC, Tokyo

Group show『ART SHODO Hankyu #2』@Hiroshima

Group show『ART SHODO NEXT 』@Mitaka city art center, Tokyo

Group show『JAPAN SHODO SHOW 2022』@Meguro museum of art, civic hall, Tokyo

Group show『ART SHODO』@Gallery NOW, Toyama

Group show『Horoshima contemporary art salon 2022』@Hiroshima

Group show『Current Sho』@Taguchi Art Gallery, Kyoto

Group show『ART SHODO SELECTION in Kyoto』@MEDIA SHOP GALLERY, Kyoto

LMAA10th anniversaly exhibition『LUMINE meets ART AWARD Archive Exhibition』@Tokyo

Group show『ART SHODO EDGE2022』@MEDIA SHOP GALLERY, Kyoto

Group show『KUROBIKARI 黒光り』@THE SHOP HOUSE, Hongkong

2023

Group show『MATSUBA Collection』@MARUEIDO JAPAN, Tokyo

『Art Fair Tokyo 2023』

Solo exhibition『so many life, so many death』@Shibuya PARCO

Group show『Hiroshima contenporary art salon』@Fukuya, Hiroshima

"GRAM FORCE"@YUKIKO MIZUTANI, Tokyo

"AWAHI" @VAGUE Alres, Alres, Frace

Group show "New Horizon" @Arts Maebashi, Gunma

"Calligraphy strayed from the beaten track"@ICHION CONTEMPORARY, Osaka

2024

Koganecho Bazaar 2024, "The world, not according to art", Yokohama, Japan

 

<Publication>

『ミライショドウ Mirai Shodo』 Hisashi Yamamoto etc, YKG Publishing

『so many life, so many death』PARCO

<Commision work>

2023 AZABU@AZABUDAI hills, Tokyo

At Gallery NAO MASAKI

<Exhibition>

2019
vol.117 Contemporary Calligraphy ARTSHODO Three Trails
vol.121 ALIVE The art of living

 

2021
vol.132 PAPER DRUG

 

<Award>

LUMINE meets ART AWARD 2018-2019 Grand Prix
Shell Art Prize 2019 Honorary Mention

 

<Collection>

Smiles (the company of Soup Stock Tokyo), Lumine Tokyo, notable art collectors etc.

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