Yoshitaka Nanjo "Kiwakeshiki - Ise Moude 1"

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poster for Yoshitaka Nanjo "Kiwakeshiki - Ise Moude 1"

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Nanjo's singular technique uses earth and soil to create unique paintings. He starts by walking through his chosen landscape, be they cities or mountains, carefully analyzing them in an objective manner and selecting a scene he wants to paint. He then collects earth and soil from the area in order to create bold, sometimes unbalanced compositions shorn of various pictorial elements, which are then rearranged in a different configuration on the canvas. Nanjo's works are therefore not so much landscape paintings as they are literal "samples" of scenery.

On display at this exhibition are works from Nanjo's new series "Ise Moude", which refers to the route between Nihonbashi and Ise Shrine in Mie prefecture. These 11 paintings are the result of pilgrimages made all along the Tokaido road stretching from Nihonbashi to Fukuroi, a town that traditionally provided accommodations and rest to travelers.

[Image: "Utsunoya Pass" (draft) 2009, 163x260cm ©Yoshitaka Nanjo]

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From 2009-12-12 To 2010-01-23
Closed for winter holidays from December 20th (Sun) through January 5th (Tue).

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Yoshitaka Nanjo

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