Shinpei Kusanagi “Nowhere Now Here”
[Image: Shinpei Kusanagi, “open shut them”, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5 cm]
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In Kusanagi’s third solo exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery he presents approx. 15 new works made by staining untreated cotton and hemp fabrics as well as wooden panels featuring detailed images of plants and landscapes. The two bodies of work interplay with each other through meticulous attention to details, and the act of drawing as a means of preserving memory. In the stained works, which are central to Kusanagi’s practice, the contours of the painted forms are not clearly defined. He captures landscapes by incorporating the element of chance that is introduced through the staining method. The figures, forms, architectural elements, and space, which are constituted by layers of overlapping imagery, that exist between abstraction and representation, remain active on the picture plane with their seemingly melting colors. They connect with something inside viewers to evoke numerous scenes, much as the way in which music does in its listeners.
from February 14, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Opening Reception on 2015-02-14 from 18:00 to 20:00