Hisashi Eguchi

January 17 – February 7, 2023
GALLERY HOURS :11:00 – 19:00

Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Talk Event
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Hisashi Eguchi, Takashi Murakami
*Please refrain from asking for autographs, photos, etc.
*Requires reservation in advance by the lottery system
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©Hisashi Eguchi


Kaikai Kiki Gallery is pleased to announce “NO MANNER”, the first solo exhibition by Hisashi Eguchi with Kaikai Kiki, to open on January 17, 2023. Hisashi Eguchi led the field with his comedy manga in the 1980s, when manga expanded in scale to become a major industry in Japanese culture. He then began to focus on beautifully depicting women, and continues to be at the forefront, influencing the entire creative industry to this day.

Kaikai Kiki Gallery introduced Eguchi’s works for the first time at Taipei Dandai and Art Basel Hong Kong in 2022, namely two large paintings produced at Kaikai Kiki Studio based on the artist’s original illustrations. His works, which have been gaining many followers in today’s contemporary art world, have also attracted keen attention from collectors as the originator of a genre. The exhibition, his much-awaited first solo show, will feature 15 new paintings. Once again, the paintings are produced at Kaikai Kiki Studio based on Eguchi’s original drawings, completed after the process of repeated reviews and approvals by the artist. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you at the gallery.

©Hisashi Eguchi

Message From the Artist


No Manner
No Trust
No Love
No Respect
No History
No Pride
No Art

—Hisashi Eguchi

©Hisashi Eguchi

Event Details

In the past few years, the Japanese art world has seen an increase in the number of paintings with women as the main subject, with a strong and apparent influence from manga artist and illustrator Hisashi Eguchi.

While Hisashi Eguchi is both a manga artist and an illustrator, he transcends the genres and is highly popular as a “painter,” and many of his solo exhibitions have been held at art museums. The publication of his art book titled “KING OF POP” led to a touring exhibition held at eight public museums and more in Japan between 2015 and 2017, while the “KANOJO” exhibition, which opened in 2018 at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, has been touring since, to eight venues as of 2022. During this time, Eguchi himself has gradually melted the boundaries between art and manga in the process.

In this exhibition, we are presenting his paintings that newly incorporate rules and methods of contemporary art into his work.
The deciphering of this “rules and methods” may very well be one of the highlight of this exhibition. The assessment of his true artistic skill, as well as whether he, the artist capable of traversing across industries, can gain the trust of the people involved, shall itself challenge and question the very nature of art.

I believe this exhibition, with its many layers, will allow you to understand the essence of “Superflat,” which I, Takashi Murakami, have been advocating for more than 20 years since 2000.

Takashi Murakami

©Hisashi Eguchi

As precautionary measures to help contain the further spread of COVID-19, visitors are asked to wear masks and sanitize their hands before entering the gallery.
(Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance. Visitors without masks will be refused entry.)
Please refrain from visiting the gallery if you have any symptoms such as fever or cough.

Our staff will also adopt frequent hand sanitation and wear masks. The gallery will be routinely ventilated and high-touch areas will be regularly disinfected.

*Please check our website or Instagram for the latest information regarding opening hours, as the gallery schedule is subject to abrupt change due to unpredictable circumstances.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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