Akira Ishiguro “Painting of Marble”

Loko Gallery

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Akira Ishiguro has been exploring themes of “genuine vs. fake” and “truthfulness vs. falsehood” in “A Steganographic Romance,” a series replacing characters in 19th century academic art with anime figures, and “Gravitational Field,” another duplicating the surface layers of marble as realistic paintings. Here Ishiguro’s works are presented as “fake” versions of famous paintings or natural stone. His respect for the genuine can be seen in his thorough adherence to reproducibility. These works are not easy parodies but deliberate compositions of binary confrontations, which sets them apart from mere samplings or appropriations. Loko Gallery presents never-before-exhibited large works from “Gravitational Field” and a new series titled “Marble-esque.” The former precisely reproduces marble surfaces while the latter expresses the artist’s appetite for creation and energy.

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from 4月 07, 2017 to 5月 06, 2017
Closed on Sunday, Monday, and April 29 (Sat).

Opening Reception on 2017-04-07 from 18:00

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Akira Ishiguro

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