Kazuyuki Takezaki + Yu Nishimura “Twin Boat Songs”
[Image: Kazuyuki Takezaki + Yu Nishimura "twin boat songs #6" (2020) oil on canvas, 24 × 19 cm]
This event has ended.
In the fall of 2017, Nishimura participated as a resident in an art project organized by Takezaki in his hometown of Kochi Prefecture, which led to an exchange back-and-forth of paintings between the two artists, connecting their respective bases in Shikoku and Kanagawa. The two artists worked together on these works, adding a few touches to the unfinished paintings/drawings that were mailed spontaneously to each other, or conversing back to back in the studio.
Each artist imagined the landscape that the other one might be seeing, let himself be traveling to, or created a stage for a fictional character as they drew and painted. In those paintings, we can sense the smell of the wind in the trees, the sound of the waves on the shore, and the presence of a figure crossing the asphalt nonchalantly.