AGOPAN’s paintings feature rich colors, fine lines, and unique compositions while also skillfully incorporating the duality of modern and old-fashioned Kagoshima townscapes with elements of lost traditional culture. Regardless of one’s age, these paintings invoke a sense of nostalgia. Viewers often like to take pictures of the central characters in these pieces: anthropomorphic pandas whose facial expressions always feature a signature lip pout.
The lively situations which AGOPAN paints are transformed by the cute and humorous appearances of the pandas whose charming nature earns them a pass for any wrongdoing. Before we try to understand the meaning of things, we should be cautious of contemporary dangers which deceive us so easily through outward appearances.
Pandas like a Chindon’ya(2017)
Excursion “Mirror pond”(2017)
- Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Yusui-cho, Kagoshima Art Hall, Exhibition Lobby
- Holding period
- 2017/12/12 〜 2018/01/14
December 12 – 28, 2017 January 3 – 14, 2018
*The Museum is closed on Mondays.
- Viewing time
- 9am – 5pm (Entrance open until 4:30 pm)
- Admission fee
- [Includes entrance to outdoor area]Adults ¥310 [¥240 in groups of 20 and over]/High School Students ¥200 [¥160 in groups of 20 and over]/Elementary and Middle School Students ¥150 [¥120 in groups of 20 and over]
- Panda Painter AGOPAN
- Born in Kagoshima in 1979, AGOPAN holds several art exhibits both in Tokyo
and Kagoshima annually.
Artwork: Packaging for LIQUITEX’s Black Gesso and a collaboration with the
well-established Roppongi café ALMOND titled [agopan café] are examples of the
expansive work he’s done as an art director.
Exhibits and Solo Exhibitions: [“JOSHU” interpreted by Panda] (2016, Gallery Space M, Gunma Prefecture). [This aircraft will take off soon] (2017, SHONANDAI My Gallery,