Shinji Ogawa “Interferometry – Mirror and Rondo”

Maho Kubota Gallery

poster for Shinji Ogawa “Interferometry – Mirror and Rondo”
[image: "Antwerp- Geneva 2" (2014-15), pencil on paper, 110×150cm ©Shinji Ogawa / MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY]

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Featuring mainly new drawings in pencil by Shinji Ogawa, this exhibition consists of fourteen large and small works, including postcards in which Ogawa distills his modes of expression into small formats. The methodologies and techniques behind the artist’s works are unique; contemporary art in Japan has nothing similar to offer. Globally, they are unparalleled.

As could be seen in last year’s solo exhibition at the Chiba City Museum of Art, large pencil drawings are the focus of Ogawa’s art today. When looked at from a slight distance, they resemble large old monochrome photographs, and give a sense of déjà vu. But when viewers come close and view a work carefully, they realize it was drawn by hand are amazed by the artist’s extraordinary technique. However, those large pencil drawings are not pictures for the purpose of showing off his transcendent mastery with the pencil. Ogawa has a completely different motivation for peering within existing images using his transcendent powers of depiction. Viewers spend a great deal of time in front of Ogawa’s art, fascinated by the enigmas his pictures pose.

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from October 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays.

Opening Reception on 2017-10-13 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Shinji Ogawa

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