Kenji Makino

Designations
CFS
Contact Info
Phone : 905-274-2463
Upcoming Shows

January 22 - February 24, 2017 Opening Reception - Wednesday January 25, 7 - 9pm
ETOBICOKE ART GROUP 53rd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, 399 The West Mall (corner of Burnhamthorpe), Etobicoke (Toronto) M9C 2Y2
Open daily 9am - 5pm

February 7- March 4, 2017 Opening Reception - Saturday February 11, 2- 4pm
COLOUR AND FORM SOCIETY 2' X 2' MEMBERS SHOW
Red Door Gallery, 69 Main Street South, Georgetown (Ontario) L7G 3G2
Open Tues-Sat 12-5pm

February 27-March 25, 2017 Opening Reception - Thursday March 2, 7-9 pm
ARTWORKS OAKVILLE 18th ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre (QEPCC) Gallery
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville (Ontario) L6L 3L5
Gallery Open Mon-Fri 12-7 pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm

May 23-June 10, 2017 Opening Reception - Thursday May 25, 7-9 pm
COLOUR AND FORM SOCIETY "CANADIAN LANDMARKS II" SHOW
Holcim Gallery, Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton (Ontario) L9T 6H7
Open Mon. 11.30-5, Tues-Thurs 11.30-9, Fri 11.30-5, Sat 9.30-5, Sun 1-5

Media

Acrylic, Multi-media

Description

KENJI MAKINO died suddenly and unexpectedly, in his sleep, on Saturday April 15. He was a CFS member since 2012. We will miss him.
Kenji was a young 80 years, with an adventurous mind and spirit, very actively painting and travelling the world. Kenji was drawing, painting and creating art all his life.
In his own words: he considered his paintings to be an expression of his special experiences and his expanded awareness of personally inspiring landscapes and abstract concepts in math, physics, haiku poems and Zen - painting in his studio in Mississauga, some time after the first immediate impressions, he created a separate reality, influenced by the effects of memory and his later poetic interpretation.

Kenji studied Japanese printmaking in 1970-71 at Gaston Petit's studio in Tokyo, then back in Canada painted in oils for many years and had a show in Japan in 2009. Then at Haliburton School of the Arts, Neilson Park Creative Centre, and other workshops, adopted acrylic paints as his favourite medium. These paintings ranged from non-objective to semi abstract - in an expressionist style. He particularly admired artist Nicolas de Stael. Kenji's work has been exhibited in many juried art shows in the GTA since 2011 and he was also a member of the Etobicoke Art Group.




KENJI MAKINO is a largely self-taught artist who has been drawing, painting, and creating art all his life.

Art Studies :
Kenji has taken various art courses and workshops at Gaston Petit's HANGA Studio in Tokyo, at Haliburton School of the Arts in Ontario, John Lennard's Workshop in Spain, Skip Lawrence's Workshop in Maine, and at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Toronto.

Tokyo Exhibitions:
1971 College Women’s Assoc. of Japan 16th Annual Juried Print Show of Japanese Contemporary Prints
2009 Two-Person Painting Exhibition at Galerie Paris

CANADIAN JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
2011 Colour and Form Society 59th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
2012 Colour and Form Society Biennial Open Juried Exhibition
Colour and Form Society 60th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
2013 Beaux-Arts Brampton 6th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Etobicoke Art Group 49th Annual Juried Exhibition
Neilson Park Creative Centre 21st Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Colour and Form Society 61st Annual Open Juried Exhibition
2014 Lakeshore Arts 21st Annual Open Juried Exhibition
ArtWorks Oakville 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Queen E. Cultural Centre
Neilson Park Creative Centre 22nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Colour and Form Society 62nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Fine Arts Society of Milton 3rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition
2015 Visual Arts Mississauga 37th Annual Open Juried Show of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Mississauga
Neilson Park Creative Centre 23rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Toronto West Arts Collaborative 1st Annual Open Juried Exhibition at CNE
Colour and Form Society 63rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition
2016 Lakeshore Arts 23rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Art Gallery of Mississauga 13th Annual Fine Art Auction
ArtWorks Oakville 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Queen E. Cultural Centre
Etobicoke Art Group 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Colour and Form Society Biennial Open Juried Exhibition
Neilson Park Creative Centre 24th Annual Juried Exhibition
Colour and Form Society 64th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
2017 Etobicoke Art Group 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Colour and Form Society 2' x 2' Members Juried Show, Red Door Gallery, Georgetown
Artworks Oakville 18th Annual Juried Show, Queen E. Cultural Centre Gallery
Colour and Form Society "Canadian Landmarks II" Show, Holcim Gallery, Milton


In 2010 Kenji started experimenting with some abstract paintings, inspired by abstract concepts in mathematics and physics (waves, curves, and string theory), and with new textures and media. In 2011 he explored further new artistic directions and created and exhibited some successful non-objective paintings. Since 2012 he has become more interested in painting in a more expressionist semi-abstract style, influenced by artists such as French painter Bernard Cathelin and Russian painter Nicolas de Stael.

Memberships: Colour and Form Society (CFS), Etobicoke Art Group (EAG), Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC)

Collectors: Some of Kenji’s paintings are in private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Japan, Singapore, and the UK

  • WHITE DUNE AND LAGOON by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 24
    WHITE DUNE AND LAGOON by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 24"x36"
  • SEA OF RED by Kenji Makino (2012), Acrylic, 30
    SEA OF RED by Kenji Makino (2012), Acrylic, 30"x36"
  • TREE OF DREAMS by Kenji Makino (2013), Acrylic, 30
    TREE OF DREAMS by Kenji Makino (2013), Acrylic, 30"x36"
  • HORTA TOWN SQUARE by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 30
    HORTA TOWN SQUARE by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 30"x24"
  • RUSTIC by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 30
    RUSTIC by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 30"x24"
  • ROOFLINE VARIATIONS by Kenji Makino (2015), Acrylic, 30
    ROOFLINE VARIATIONS by Kenji Makino (2015), Acrylic, 30"x36"
  • TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 24
    TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Kenji Makino (2014), Acrylic, 24"x30"
  • ASYMMETRY No.1 by Kenji Makino (2011), acrylic, 36x30 h-500
    ASYMMETRY No.1 by Kenji Makino (2011), acrylic, 36x30
  • CANADIAN WINTER by Kenji Makino (2012), acrylic, 30x36 h-416
    CANADIAN WINTER by Kenji Makino (2012), acrylic, 30x36
  • EMERGING by Kenji Makino (2015), acrylic, 24x30 h-399
    EMERGING by Kenji Makino (2015), acrylic, 24x30
  • HOME RUN by Kenji Makino (2015), acrylic, 30x36 h-417
    HOME RUN by Kenji Makino (2015), acrylic, 30x36