Ryoichi Kobayashi “Finger Touch”

Hino Gallery

poster for Ryoichi Kobayashi “Finger Touch”

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Touching the surface of the canvas is a natural action when you make a painting. This time, Kobayashi tried to make a feature out of this commonplace action. The dynamic brush strokes and the way “to erase” by physically adding the color to the painting (techniques that can be found in many of the artist’s earlier works too), are consequences of the act of touching. The artist has tried to discover further possibilities through the most natural action for making paintings.
Ironically, at the moment, people refrain from touching things freely. Kobayashi’s works would somehow suggest the importance of the simple and primitive action that is inherent in human activity: the sense of touch.
Kobayashi’s works will be showcased at Hino gallery for the first time in 3 years. Enjoy his most recent paintings, including a large 204x270 cm work.

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from July 20, 2020 to August 08, 2020

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