Kenshi Yamakura "Flower"

Gallery Kaku

poster for Kenshi Yamakura "Flower"

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Since his relief paintings in the 1980s, Yamakura has always painted in a style where the spacial focus is brought to the forefront of the canvas so as to make it seem like you are looking through a window, or else flattening out the view. Through repeated experiments on the flat surface of the canvas, the artist has come to realize the magical potential of paintings.

This is the first time that Yamakura has painted flowers. If the city is bright and flourishing in the daytime, then the suburban nights are veiled in thick darkness. How is the flower - the epitome of 'beauty' - perceived in such a society?

While the artist's previous exhibition featured black and white silhouettes of people, like x-ray photos, this time Yamakura used a transparent drawing technique that incorporates the three primary colours.

[Image: "Rose" 2006, Oil on Canvas]



From 2006-12-11 To 2006-12-23


Kenshi Yamakura



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