Masao Kinoshita "Pointa"
This event has ended.
In 2003, Kinoshita won the Grand Prix at Geisai Museum, which was presided over by Takashi Murakami. Up until 2008, however, he was unable to hold a solo exhibition despite an enthusiastic response from art lovers. The reason is that he had to spend much time on his work, around three
to four months for each large piece because of the nature of his process and his perfectionism.
After the Taipei exhibition last year, however, he has been trying very hard to explore new ways of working.
Based on these experiences, he decided to hold his solo exhibition at our gallery. This time, he will exhibit seven sculptures and several paintings.
Kinoshita’s sculptures represent, firstly, the sadness of a living entity, whether it is a mystical being or an animal or a bird, which is constituted by bones and muscles and trapped by them forever. Secondly, it represents the strong will of the entity to defy its fate. The atmosphere of these works, mixed with sadness and strength, is quite unique and inevitably involves the audience.
The sculpture and audience thus share the same space and both of them resonate with each other, even if only for a moment. Needless to say, to be able to create this sort of sculpture is the dream of every sculptor. Kinoshita’s works therefore undoubtedly fit within the flow of modern sculpture, despite the fact that his original creatures always have strange forms.
From 2010-01-09 To 2010-01-30
Opening Reception on 2010-01-09 from 18:00 to 20:00