Toru Kuwakubo “A Calendar for Painters Without Time Sense 1. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8”

Tomio Koyama Gallery

poster for Toru Kuwakubo “A Calendar for Painters Without Time Sense 1. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8”
[Image: Johannes Vermeer’s Studio 2016 oil on canvas 181.8 × 227.3 cm ©Toru Kuwakubo]

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Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Toru Kuwakubo. This is the artist’s first exhibition in four years. He started his artistic practice with a theatrical approach, finding the figure of an imaginary painter within himself as a means to explore contemporary art through the medium of painting. His unique expressions, created by a classical technique of layering thick oil paint to depict contemporary imagined sceneries reminiscent of the work of Van Gogh, have received acclaim both internationally and within Japan.
This exhibition features Kuwakubo’s “Calendar Series,” in which he depicts the respective lives of painters he respects: Picasso, Vermeer, Ensor, Cézanne, Seurat, and Gogh. He paints their studios as imaginary, spectacular spaces of alternate dimensions through his own interpretations. Such works serve as an ultimate homage to these painters’ practices and ideas.

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from January 20, 2018 to February 17, 2018

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Toru Kuwakubo

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