Jun's Light

Jun’s Light | the beauty of transience

JUN YONEZAWA
Jun’s Light

Candle / Wax Wall Art
Design, Production & Installation

Nestled in a small studio in a foot of Mt. Tengu in the oldest city in Hokkaido, Otaru, Jun creates lights and artworks inspired by universal themes attached to nature, culture, history, art and people’s lives.

Jun's Light

PROFILE

Born in Tokyo, JAPAN
B.A. in Communication Studies, The University of Montana (U.S.A)
Studied candle making techniques under Claudia Simes (U.S.A)

Solo exhibitions annually held mainly in Sapporo and Tokyo.
Candles collaboratively designed and lit at annual “Candle Nights” events, theatrical projects, concerts and wedding banquets.
Jun also explores her works to produce exhibition ranges at art museums. Candles are exclusively designed and handcrafted for the collection of gifts to celebrate the themes of exhibitions by artists of all time.

WORKS

2001 ~
Introducing candles by Earth Light Candles (handcrafted by Claudia Simes) to Japan, aquiring candle making technique from Claudia, establishing its own candle brand in 2006.
2003 ~ 20
Holding candle exhibitions at Daimaru department store, Sapporo
2008
Candle “Memories of Toya” exclusively designed for the host hotel (the Windsor Hotel Resort & Spa) of 34th G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit.
2009
KUNST in WIEN um 19. Jahrhundert Meisterwerke aus dem Wein Museum (Sapporo Art Museum)
2009 ~
Sapporo Candle Night events at Keio Plaza Hotel, Sapporo
2011
The PALACE of HEAVEN on EARTH: Works from the Palace Museum in Beijing / Exhibition Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and China (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2013
100th Anniversary of his Birth, SATO CHURYO Sculptor (Sapporo Art Museum)
2013
100th Anniversary of his Birth, ROBERT DOISNEAU (Sapporo Art Museum)
2014
ALPHONSE MUCHA: An Insight into the Artist (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2015
KOREAN and JAPANESE MODERN ARTISTS in the Korean Peninsula, 1890s-1960s /Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and South Korea (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2016
IKUO HIRAYAMA The Great Silk Road and Hokkaido (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2016 ~
Solo exhibition at lobby gallery, Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo (every other year)
2017
Stage art created for recitation stages by MOMOKO KURITA, directed by Yuka Nishimoto of Bungakuza Theatorical Company, featuring a Japanese novel “the Night on the Milky Way Train” by Kenji Miyazawa (Saitama Community Center, Saitama / Ginga Hall, Nishiwaga, Iwate / Hiroshima City Nishi-Ward Hall, Hiroshima)
2018
SHIKO MUNAKATA (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2018
BRUEGHEL – 150 years of an Artistic Dynasty – at (Sapporo Art Museum)
2018
The ULTIMATE in ARTS and CRAFTS / Selected Master Pieces from the National Museum of Modern Art, KYOTO (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2019
Wax art work dedicated to FRANK WEBER, for his 4th released album “TRUE LOVE”
2019
Wax art work dedicated to FRANK WEBER, for his 5th released album “UNSPOKEN”
2019 ~ 2020
BARCELONA -The City of Artistic Miracles- / The Essence of the Catalonian Modern Art from the Modernisme to the Avant-Garde (Sapporo Art Museum, Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Tokyo Station Gallery)
2020
Timeless MUCHA – Mucha to Manga / The Magic of Line (Sapporo Art Museum)
2020
KISLING – Grande figure de I’Ecole de Paris (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Museum “EKI” Kyoto)
2020
Stage art in collaboration with musical compositions by FRANK WEBER, created for recitation stages by MOMOKO KURITA, directed by HITOSHI UYAMA of Bungakuza Theatorical Company, featuring a Japanese novel “the Night on the Milky Way Train” by Kenji Miyazawa (Saitama Community Center, Saitama)
2020
Milky Way Project
Stage art in collaboration with musical compositions by FRANK WEBER, created for recitation stages by MOMOKO KURITA, directed by HITOSHI UYAMA of Bungakuza Theatrical Company, featuring a Japanese novel “the Night on the Milky Way Train” by Kenji Miyazawa (Saitama Community Center, Saitama)
2021
Le voyage des conquillages – Kotaro et Setsuko Migishi (MIMA / Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido)
2021
Perverse Japanese Art: From Zen Painting to Heta-uma (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2021
Milky Way Project
Creating stage art for recitation stages held in Kyoto (Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts and Culture) in Kyoto, Sapporo (Theater ZOO) in Hokkaido, and Morioka (Odette Hall) in Iwate.

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