The Gallery by SOIL
The Poetry of Fragments Lacquer art by Mine Tanigawa
The Gallery by SOIL is dedicated to presenting the art of lacquer from Asia.
Based in Hong Kong, it is probably the first gallery which brings together lacquer masters and artists of diverse cultures, blending the traditional with the contemporary to showcase variety in the discipline.
Since 2012, SOIL has devoted most of our efforts and resources to the design and research of this art form.
Mine Tanigawa is awarded the “2021 Kyoto City Prize for Young Artist”. 谷川美音 是 2021年 「令和3年度京都市藝術新人賞」的得主 A graduate of the Kyoto City University of Art, Japan, Mine Tanigawa is a contemporary Japanese lacquer artist whose lacquer sculptures display supple lines and curves. The well-crafted sculptures are unique, and the contemporary lacquer art embodies lightness with interesting structural forms. The lacquer pieces are polished and exquisitely made to perfection using contemporary material like fibre-reinforced plastic with urushi (Japanese lacquer) and crafted with traditional lacquer techniques. Tanigawa had her first exhibition outside Japan, titled “Brush”, at The Gallery by SOIL in Hong Kong back to 2018. Prestigious hotels and venues commissioned her to create artworks for their projects, including Narita International Airport JAL First Class Lounge in Chiba, Japan; Agora Kyoto Karasuma Hotel in Kyoto, Japan; Shangri-la Qiantan Hotel in Shanghai, China; and Peninsula London Hotel in London, United Kingdom (due to open in 2022/3). Tanigawa won the “2021 Kyoto City Prize for Young Artist”. The Gallery by SOIL is proud to present her second solo exhibition titled “The Poetry of Fragments” in Hong Kong.