Artists who have participated in exhibitions at Griffin Gallery are featured below.

Tessan Watabe

Tessan Watabe is the winner of the Semi-Grand Prix Liquitex Art Prize.

Tessan tries to represent unreal, creating colourful paintings of his dreams.

'I expand my views of the world in my work. I try to capture energy and fun although loneliness comes into play, too. I use colours and stylized forms which result in an almost classical cartoonesque quality. I try to provide the viewer with a perspective on daily activities we all undertake with our lovers, friends and families. I use my imagination when I create the works so that these mundane experiences are not quite what they seem.'


Exhibited at Griffin Gallery in New Work From Japan in October 2013.



1981 Kanagawa


Attended Setsu Mode Seminar, 2005


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(Last updated 14.11.2014)