Seiya Shinotsuka "Penetrate"

Ando Gallery

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ANDO GALLERY is pleased to announce the solo exhibition "Penetrate" with Seiya Shinotsuka. Born in Kumamoto in 1970, Shinotsuka is a graduate of the Department of Japanese Painting at Tama Art University. He participated in the group exhibition "MOT Annual 2006: No Border" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo in 2006, and also joined "Picnic or Recurrent Migration" at the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto in 2008.

Since 2005, Shinotsuka has been making drawings on paper with oil pastels. These abstract landscapes, portrayed between the white margins on the upper and lower edges of the paper, are Shinotsuka's "inner landscapes" rooted in his own memories and experiences.

This exhibition focuses on the artist’s drawings, and features approximately 15 new drawings. The title “Penetrate”, relating to the penetration of wind and rain, scent, or even thought, implies a theme that underlies all of this artist’s work: “the circulation of the atmosphere; the cycle of wetting and drying”.

Massive motifs that evoke rocks or mountains are featured in the new drawings. These landscapes draw viewers into an alternate reality.

[Image: Seiya Shinotsuka, "Coil" (2010) Oil pastel, pigment and acrylic medium on arches paper]

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From 2011-02-01 To 2011-05-21

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