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Japanese exhibition- Kragerø Art Association

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Kirkegata 5
3791 Kragerø



Tel: 35 98 09 32


Japanese exhibition- Kragerø Art Association


Artexhibition with Hiroharuh Morii from Japan at the Kragerø Art Association (Kirkegata) from June 24 th -  July 9th. Welcome!

The artist writes: 

About myself

I have been fascinated by “Edvard Munch” since I was only 6 years old, so I already knew the name of Kragerø then, though, I didn't know any other cities in this world, like Paris, London and New York! I have felt quite deep atmosphere from the background nature of his pictures, and also I was grew up under the deep nature in Japan. Actually, both countries are so different but I have always mixed by influences of atmospheres from both natures. Then I got to have a sympathy for Norwegian sense of beauties . The name, HABIKINO in picture title is my home-city. When I was a boy, there natural environment was so beautiful and mysterious. And I was always in it alone, with the book of Edvard Munch. And started making original stories in my mind under the deep atmosphere of living Japanese environment, bright green fields, deep woods, black mysterious ponds and dark shadow of the valley. But today, the nature which grew my young imagination and identity was destroyed by the destruction. Anymore, there is no place where can prove the root of MYSELF, my reality of origin is not consist in present of the real world. Now I am collecting and fixing the fragments of memories of HABIKINO on white canvas. This is my 6 times visiting here , I would like to show you “HABIKINO” as the fragments of my identity, which were made by one boy dreaming about here, Kragerø. 


Short Edited CV

Hiroharu MORII : Painter from Osaka, Japan




2003 :     Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Master Degree of Art


Present:  Member of The Japan Art Association

                Jury of KOHDO Art Association Japan

                Associate professor of Osaka University of Arts

                Teacher of Academy of Osaka City Museum of arts

2010:       Selected Artist as a “Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artist" of The Agency for Cultural Affaires JAPAN


In Japan, at Gallery b.Tokyo / Tokyo, Gallery SHIMADA / Kobe, etc. mostly every year since 1998~2016

2011:       Taide-Art Nuuttila Exhibition 2011 (Taide-Art Nuuttila Art Gallery / Virrat,Finland)

2011:       GLOW- Hiroharu morii Photo-Exhibition (Kemijärvi Sculpture and Culture Foundation Art Gallery / Kemijärvi, Finland )


2014:      Curator of “Glass Forest -Oiva Toikka and Alma Jantunen-” (RHY Gallery/Osaka,Japan)

2014:      GLAM (-our) (UkaMa/Torremolinos, Spain)

2014:      Taide-Art Nuuttila International Workshop 2014 -Sirkus-supported by Sasakawa foundation (Virrat, Finland)


2014:      Lecture ”Contemporary Art from Northern Europe” (Osaka University of art)

2014:      Curator of “Finnish Contemporary Art Exhibition – Colors and Shapes from Magnificent Northern Land-” (Kaede Gallery /Osaka, Japan)

2013:      Curator of - MA: Tila - in Taide-Art Nuuttila Exhibition 2013 supported by The Japan Foundation (2013~2014 Taide-Art Nuuttila Art Gallery / Virrat, Finland )

2012:      Lecture “The possibilities of new materials and methods for Arts ” (Osaka City Museum of Art)

2012:      Lecture “Learning Arts from Nordic Nature and Culture” (Osaka City Museum of Art)

2011:      Taide Messut 2011 Tampere Art fair 2011 (Tampere, Finland)

2011:       Kunstnarhuset Messen i Gallery Puls (Norheimsund, Norway)





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