Danshaku Miyazawa “Metathesis”

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

poster for Danshaku Miyazawa “Metathesis”
[Image: "Ori no. 206" (2012) watercolors on washi paper, 33.1x24.2cm]

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In this series on painted washi paper, Danshaku Miyazawa portrays people by employing accidental stretches of color generated through interactions between the supporting medium and watercolors. Techniques of tearing up paper and twisting it into strings or superimposing different layers of washi paper bring the characteristics of the materials to the fore, and are highly representative of the experimental aspect of Miyazawa’s artistic production.

The title “Metathesis” references Taikan Yokoyama’s work “Metempsychosis.” The exhibition evokes a continuation between Taikan’s traditional sense of impermanence and current social conditions becoming increasingly virtual due to developments in transportation and communication. Miyazawa’s works speak to the fact that he is an artist who continues to live and work in contemporary Japan.

[Related Event]
Speakers: Hajime Nariai (Curator, Tokyo Station Gallery) and Danshaku Miyazawa (Artist)
Date: Jan. 17 (Sat) 15:00–16:00



from January 17, 2015 to February 21, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-01-17 from 16:00 to 18:00



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