• ノエビア/ズームアップシリーズ II・マゼンダ

    ノエビア/ズームアップシリーズ II・マゼンダ

  • ノエビア/ズームアップシリーズ II・バイオレット

    ノエビア/ズームアップシリーズ II・バイオレット

  • ノエビア/ズームアップシリーズ II・ブルー

    ノエビア/ズームアップシリーズ II・ブルー

  • Sample Photo 01

    Sample Photo 01

RIMPA


In 1624, an artist called Sotatsu painted “Fujin Raijin Zu”.


In 1701, an artist called Korin painted “Kakitsubata Zu”.


In 1820, an artist called Hoitsu painted “Setsugekka Zu”.


About the same time, an artist called Soitsu painted “Asagao Zu Byobu”.


And now, as a 21st century successor of Rimpa,


there is an artist who tries to build a completely new style of beauty no


one has seen before.

BUDDHIST

 

Putting together various design which isn’t tied to Rimpa style of beauty.


Searching deeper and over Bijinga.


Hoping more beautiful and merciful.


What he reached was a Buddhist painting and a god of beauty.


One day, the prayer and feelings of the artist shall be received...

ICHIRO TSURUTA

BIJINGA / RIMPA / BUDDHIST ART

 

BIJINGA


In 1987, Apple Computer released “Macintosh II”.


Billy Joel, Madonna and Michael Jackson came to Japan.


Haruki Murakami published “Norwegian Wood”.


TVCM “Cosmetic Renaissance” series ran for ten years


and Ichiro Tsuruta established stylish Bijinga as his one form.

PROFILE

 

In 1954, Ichiro Tsuruta was born in Hondo-shi (current Amakusa-shi),
Kumamoto. He grew up surrounded by rich nature of Amakusa area. He has liked
to paint since his childhood. After graduating from high school, he entered
Tama Art University, majored in graphic design and tried to become an
illustrator.
In early days when he started professional painting, as he painted realistic
pictures influenced by Western culture, he began to be conscious that "he is
Japanese" and gradually devoted himself to Japanese unique sense of beauty
such as the Rimpa or Maitreya of Buddhism art and "Bijine (beautiful woman
portraits)" or "Onnae (romantic painting)" of Ukiyoe prints.
His Bijinga perfectly harmonize European elements of art deco and Japanese
essence inside him to create a graceful and gorgeous world.
In 1987, Noevir selected his works for cosmetics advertisement. He has
become popular as a pioneer of commercial art and women in his works have
been keeping many people fascinated. Like he says, "I think I want to paint
the Muses of myself", it's his everlasting theme and origin of artistic
activity. Then, in 2012, 30 years went by as he kept painting Bijinga and 35
years since he started to draw illustrations as a professional.
His sense of beauty and view of the world have been established and never
change even now, but new techniques and imagination are about to show their
expanses.