Shinpei Kusanagi “Anywhere Out of the World”

Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo

poster for Shinpei Kusanagi “Anywhere Out of the World”
[Image: Shinpei Kusanagi "My Garden" (2017) Acrylic painting, canvas 194 x 194.5 cm © Shinpei Kusanagi]

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In the past, Kusanagi produced landscape paintings by staining untreated canvases with layers of translucent colors. In recent years, he has continued to use staining as his principal method, while incorporating dynamic and improvisational brushstrokes to apply vivid colors resulting in striking abstract paintings. The coexistence of motion and stillness in the composition and colors, and their contrast and harmony are compositional elements that dramatically extend the pictorial space. Kusanagi’s landscapes evoke familiar natural scenes and phenomena, such as trees, greenery, and flowers; the sun and the moon; and the sea and clouds, while simultaneously making viewers imagine an unknown “elsewhere” that expands outside our world.



from February 17, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-02-17 from 18:00 to 20:00



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