Galerie Kommoss, based in Berlin, is Germany’s leading gallery entirely devoted to Japanese art with a focus on painting and calligraphy (screens and hanging scrolls) and traditional ceramics, but also including important works of lacquer, bamboo basketry and sculptures.
Established in 2012 by Dr. Fabian Alexander Kommoß, the gallery represents expertise, depth of knowledge and passion for Japanese art. Fabian Kommoß has completed studies in Japanology, East Asian art history and philosophy and doctoral studies with a double degree in East Asian art history and art history at the Universities of Zurich and Potsdam. As an international scholar for Zen Buddhist art and Japanese visual culture, he lived and lectured in Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. With the aim to broaden the knowledge and awareness of Japanese art and cultures as well as East Asian Buddhism, Fabian Kommoß has also worked for a long time in the educational sector of the Asian Art Museum Berlin, offering guided public tours and theme specific excursions, especially to school classes.
Being involved in the academic and museum’s context as well as in the gallery business, we feel a strong responsibility for both, the desires of our globally increasing numbers of private clients for decorative Japanese art as well as for the preservation of cultural and historical artifacts and their accessibility in the public. We dedicate our work to source, sustain and provide highest quality works of art in all their facets and to convey Japanese culture to a broader audience. Galerie Kommoss holds regular exhibitions throughout Europe and participates in international art fairs such as Cologne Fine Art & Design and Asian Art in Brussels.