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[Image: Kisho Mukaiyama “Vendarta 11” (2017) Acrylic on canvas 10.5x10.5x4cm ⓒKisho Mwkaiyama]

Kisho Mukaiyama “Veda / Vendarta”

Yutaka Kikutake Gallery


Kisho Mukaiyama
The exhibition will feature 14 new works on canvas, as well as 4 recent works that use wax as their material. Mukaiyama was born in 1968 in Osaka, and currently lives and works in Tokyo. Mukaiyama spent his childhood in Mount Koya, recognized as one of Japan’s most prominent locations of esoteric Buddhist temples, and as a child had found himself enticed by the tranquil environment of his surroundings and the Buddhist art that existed within it. This childhood experience had essentially lead Mukaiyama to concern himself with the fundamental presence of light, a motif that he has consistently worked with since the beginning of his artistic career. The series of works on canvas entitled “Lunar” that was presented at last year’s exhibition as a new attempt in his practice, had through it captured the fleeting faintness of natural light (the foremost transitions in light) to create works that transformed in correspondence to the surrounding atmosphere. In his new series of works “Vendarta,” Mukaiyama endeavors a more multilayered experiment of depicting light by means of expressing at their very foundation, the darkness that resides as the background and depth of light. “Veda,” the works appropriating wax, are presented in a manner as if facing onto “Vendarta,” and captures the presence of light that dwells in the darkness such as the light of the moon and the stars. The aspects of light depicted through both works emerges before our eyes as encompassing important implications distinguished from the artificial light that dominates our contemporary times.


Jul 8 (Sat) 2017-Sep 2 (Sat) 2017 

Opening Hours Information

Monday, Sunday, Holidays
Closed August 12th and August 16th-19th.
VenueYutaka Kikutake Gallery
Location2F Piramide Bldg., 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Access1 minute walk from exit 1a or 1b at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya or Toei Oedo line.
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