"Small Paintings" Exhibition


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ARATANIURANO is pleased to announce "Small Paintings," a group exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by four artists: Yusuke Asai, Keiji Izumi, Youichi Umetsu and Mana Konishi.

Yusuke Asai does not limit his venues for expression and aspires to create dynamic exhibitions. Last year, he made installations using soil, masking tape, pen and other materials for domestic and overseas exhibitions and projects, such as the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial and "City_net Asia" (Seoul Museum of Art). Furthermore, he was awarded the Ohara Museum of Art Award at the VOCA, a gateway to success for young artists' paintings. New works by Yusuke Asai, which are drawn on a paper base, will be presented.

Keiji Izumi's humorous sculptures incorporate natural elements such as waterfalls and tornadoes or sci-fi world elements such as UFOs, and makes them one with humans. He will be presenting new drawings that have not been previously exhibited. Although these pieces are related as sketches for his sculptural works, they show Keiji Izumi's multi-tiered worldview with his unrestricted and free-spirited expression that almost overturns the image of his precisely carved sculptures.

Youichi Umetsu, who presented metalpoint works in his solo exhibition last year, will be presenting his new paintings. He extracts motifs from art history and his daily life to express a unique painting world through his delicate and colorful brushstrokes.

Mana Konishi has been working not only on landscapes but also portraits in recent years. In addition to her dynamic large paintings, she has been creating small paintings that capture images through lively brushstrokes. Her previously unexhibited small painting works will be on display.



From 2010-02-06 To 2010-02-27



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