Yoriko Takabatake “Bathing”


poster for Yoriko Takabatake “Bathing”
[Image: Yoriko Takabatake "Bathing/Night Sky"(2016) oil on panel, 81x65cm, #12125 reference image]

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In Takabatake Yoriko’s paintings, each line of paint is applied to the canvas like a thread that has been squeezed out. This is distinctly different from an action painting, in which, for example, Jackson Pollock casually scattered paint around. It is more akin to making a cloth by attaching a single thread to the loom.
Originally drawn to garment textiles, and possessing a collection of fabric samples, Takabatake was inspired by the idea that a group of individual strings could produce a cloth or “plane.” This interest led to her unique method of painting.
Takabatake’s works evolve out of a plane with the appearance of a textile that has been carefully woven out of paint. At times, they also involve bold actions, such as forcefully striking the canvas before the paint is dry in a way that threatens to dislodge it. This results in a simple, beautiful, and dialectic visual realm in which the use of creation and destruction give rise to something entirely new.
In 2014, Takabatake held a solo exhibition as part of the Project N series, designed to showcase young artists, at Tokyo Opera City Gallery. Subsequently, her art, which had a quiet yet passionate following, quickly grew in popularity, attracting interest not only in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, New York, and Singapore, but also in Europe.



from August 27, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Exhibition Hours: 12:00–18:00. Open on August 27th, August 28th, September 3rd and Septermber 4th.

Opening Reception on 2016-08-27 from 16:00



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