Enrico Isamu Oyama “Kairosphere”

Pola Museum of Art

poster for Enrico Isamu Oyama “Kairosphere”
[Image: Enrico Isamu Oyama, “Ffigurati #207” (2018) airbrush, acrylic aerosol paint, latex paint, ink, canvas (mounted on aluminum stretcher), 244x914 cm, Artwork © Enrico Isamu Ōyama Photo © Go Sugimoto]

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The exhibition title, Kairosphere, is a portmanteau coined by Oyama from “kairos,” meaning “time” and the suffix “sphere” meaning “realm” or “amorphous gaseous layer” such as in “stratosphere” or “atmosphere.” Further, kairos is a subjective concept of time, referring to Oyama’s internal sense of time as he creates his works. Kairosphere, then, denotes a gently expanding spatio-temporal space.
Based on this concept, this exhibition presents milestones of Oyama’s work along with the painting Ffigurati #207 (2018) that can be viewed as the culmination of all his past production activities. By presenting together in this exhibition the documentation of Oyama’s first proposed public space work “Keio Shiki Senior High School Mural” Keio (2003), his three-dimensional acrylic “Ffigurati #9” (2009) that seems to float in space, and his “Ffigurati #245” (2019), a site-specific installation for the Pola Museum of Art, the curators hope to create a new “time space” environment, or rather a “worksphere” spanning Oyama’s past and present works.

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from March 23, 2019 to July 28, 2019

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