Zenzaburo Kojima: This very green

720 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sep 17, 4 PM - 8 PM — ends Oct 15, 2022
oin Nonaka-Hill this Saturday from 4-8pm for the opening of “This very green”, an exhibition of paintings by Zenzaburo Kojima (1893-1961). The occasion of this rare West Coast exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation outside of his native Japan and inaugurates Nonaka-Hill’s second gallery space, located at 6917 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.

Kojima's wholly unique and spare interpretations of nature, spanning from 1930-1960, were often painted in plein air and capture what Kojima called ‘eternal life,’ a transcendence from observed reality and the individual’s particular experience of nature. The works in our exhibition were selected in collaboration with the Kojima estate and the painter, Hiroshi Sugito.

“The kind of art that we strive to create today must embody the middle way, in which the material and spiritual are
merged into one…It must arise from realism (shajitsu) and yet transcend realism.”

— Zenzaburo Kojima, 1935

We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday, September 17, 2022 4-8pm
6917 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90038