Masato Kobayashi “Artist and the Model”

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Traditionally, the relationship between an artist and a model was “to see and to be seen” or “to paint or to be painted.” However, a model can sometimes go beyond said relationship, affect the artist’s sensitivity and act as a mediator who makes the invisible visible. For Kobayashi, he started painting in high school to visualize the person he fell in love with. Since then, his models have been the source of his creations and also his co-creators.

In this exhibition Kobayashi, who started making pieces for the exhibition in 2017, presents a model lying sideways and facing backwards, shot through the heart from behind. A horse (the artist) has a brush in its mouth, grinding its teeth. The relationship between the two characters is very mysterious and it does not suggest a happy ending. In this process, the artist lives through reality and painting, and connects the past and the present moment in order to form beauty. His action is mysterious and cannot be achieved by himself, so Kobayashi keeps creating under the same theme: The Artist and the Model.

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from June 01, 2019 to July 06, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-06-01 from 17:00 to 19:00

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