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Friday, 31st October 2008
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Art retrospective celebrates Akira Ito

Works by the artist Akira Ito are currently on display at the Hiratsuka Museum of Art.

Born in Noshinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Ito Tokyo University of the Arts in 1963 and has spent his career creating works including monochrome paintings using sumi and charcoal.

Ito cites the French painter Odilon Redon among his influences and has also expressed a fascination with things in flux.

His exploration of monochromatic expression first took off in the late 1980s, reports Tokyo Art Beat.

A total of 40 works are on display in the retrospective exhibition, including some of early and most recent endeavours.

The Hiratsuka Museum of Art is about 20 minutes walk from the northern or eastern exits of the JR Hiratsuka station.

In addition to the exhibition rooms and galleries, the venue includes a restaurant, cafe and audiovisual room.

The museum is open daily (apart from Mondays) between 09:30-17:00.