Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum

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[Image: Rieko Hidaka "Distance from the Sky Xlll"(2017) Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery]

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Rieko Hidaka is a painter active in the field of contemporary art who uses traditional materials common to Japanese-style painting, but avoids taking a conventional approach. Her paintings characteristically feature trees, depicting them from a very low vantage point. From her careful outdoor observation and sketches, Hidaka paints trees throughout the seasons in a large format, detailing countless tree trunks, branches, leaves, buds, nooks and crannies. Hidaka creates delicate and highly tonal monochromatic works by establishing layers of mineral pigment on the canvas.
Though she has been painting trees since the 1980s, Hidaka’s work has evolved gradually over the years. For this event, her first solo exhibition at a museum in Japan since 2004, Hidaka will present her latest works in the “Distance from the Sky” series. In recent years the artist has paid attention to the display of her works, using methods to expand the space that is produced by the paintings. This is a chance to experience the unique feeling of being immersed in the space created both inside and outside of Hidaka’s works.

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Rieko Hidaka: Sky and Trees Opening Talk Event
Event Date: Apr. 22 (Sat) 15:00-16:30
Venue: The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Clematis no Oka
Speakers: Rieko Hidaka, Keisuke Mori (Curator, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum)
Capacity: 100 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required)
Bookings can be made by telephone.
*Event in Japanese
*Please see official website for further details.

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Schedule

from April 22, 2017 to November 30, 2017

Artist(s)

Rieko Hidaka

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