"-scape" Exhibition

Nanzuka

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Group exhibition featuring the work of Kozo Kishimoto, Hiroki Tsukuda and Hiroko Yamaji, 3 young Japanese artists each with his or her own personal approach to abstraction and landscape representation.

Kishimoto was born in 1980 in Osaka and graduated from Seian University of Arts and Design with a Major in Arts and Design. In 2009, his works were exhibited at Wonder Seeds at Tokyo Wonder Site. Kishimoto's works depict abstract landscapes, using the subtle blending properties of oil paints in a way that makes them look like watercolor. These landscapes are reminiscent of some characteristics of ''sansui'' ink paintings (Japanese ink paintings that usually depict landscapes of mountains and water). Some motifs, such as sheer cliffs, soaring mountains, smoking fog and mountain streams repeatedly appear in his paintings. Kishimoto's position is to try to capture the scenery in the landscape and the lyrical feelings linked to it. In this way, he revitalizes the technique of modern abstract painting.

Hiroki Tsukuda was born in 1978 in Kagawa Prefecture and graduated from the department of Art and Design at Musashino Art University with a Major in Imaging Arts and Sciences. He has already had two solo exhibitions at the gallery. Tsukuda often depicts landscapes and architecture with recourse to geometrical motifs that he deploys as symbols, an approach that is based on the idea of simple addition and subtraction, rooted more in his interest in designed compositions and tricks due to the unconscious errors of human sight (optical illusions), than in the concept of Cubist reconstruction.

Hiroko Yamaji was born in 1983 in Mie Prefecture and completed a major in oil painting at the Department of Art and Design at Musashino Art University. Yamaji is a highly-regarded young artist who has exhibited at Art Award Tokyo, the Gunma Biennale for Young Artists in 2008, and the Tokorozawa Biennial of Contemporary Art Siding Railroad in 2009. Yamaji's works are distinguished by their keen sense for color, a masterful use of black gradations, and bold and light brushwork. Her motifs include objects to which we typically pay scant attention, such as architectural structures and the plastic clips used in "bag closures".

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From 2010-08-21 To 2010-09-18

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