Akira Yamaguchi Exhibition
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The first solo exhibition by Akira Yamaguchi in two years will feature works that he has worked on for the past 5-6 years. They are different from his past works, which were produced with motifs of battle images, birds-eye views of towns, or the mixing of tenses. Instead, the works aim for viewers to 'experience' them, instead of just 'seeing' them. In the past few years, Yamaguchi has widened his field to include jackets of CD albums, posters, and illustrations for newspapers.
From 2006-12-05 To 2007-01-20
Closed for winter break: December 27th - January 8th
Blindly following others and jumping on the horse's back…can be liberating. Who knows? Maybe you’ll end up grabbing it by the neck and making it behave. -Akira Yamaguchi
Akira Yamaguchi's work never disappoint.There may be just a few paintings there, but each is huge in size, and his linework and the justapose of modern elements, like mecha..etc into each of the "deity", perched inconspicuously on different beast is just outstanding. And the highlight..I met and chat with him..he is so humble, despite his status in the japan contemporary art world.
Onlyy grouse I had.. wish there were more of his paintings to see and marvel at..
Mizuma presents breakthrough installation
By Donald Eubank
Japan Times staff writer
Yamaguchi's untitled new work is a great direction for the artist to go. The subjects are untouched by modern elements, and the use of three dimensions in the venue -- excellently executed -- makes for a powerful piece. Let's hope he continues to use this kind of space ...