Hideaki Kawashima “Come Out”

Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Art gallery

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Having turned away from his self-identifying portraits of his early career, and taking a step towards the portraiture of the other, Hideaki Kawashima here undertakes a new step in his artistic practice, reflecting a freedom and strength of spirit likely to have been inspired by his training as a Buddhist monk. His paintings are characterized by the subject’s floating face a plain background, with long trailing hair that seems to express something of the unearthly allowing us to imagine more a human soul than a human being. In his latest work his subjects are untied from their typical colours, their outlines are liberally deformed, and they seem to embody the very notion of ‘creating a picture’.

[Image: Hideaki Kawashima, “Blank” (2013)]

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from February 19, 2014 to March 17, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-02-19 from 18:00 to 20:00
Gallery talk by Hideaki Kawashima and Tomio Koyama: 2/19 (Wed.)18:30-

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