Shimon Minamikawa "Egypt, Ladies, Circles and Squares"
This event has ended.
Born in 1972 in Tokyo, Shimon Minamikawa continues to lives and work in this city. A student of the design department of Tama University of Art from 1991 to 1994, Minamikawa subsequently developed an interest in and eventual practice of fine art painting. Minamikawa received early recognition for his work - in 1999 he was selected as the first artist to exhibit as part of the Tokyo Opera City young artist exhibition program "Project N".
Minamikawa's works approach and express an adventurous stance towards the experience and abstraction of things present in the artist's daily life. Unknown objects, observed yet distant people seen by Minamikawa are examined through the media of painting. Minamikawa has developed a unique style in which the influence of sources as diverse as master painting, historical abstract painting and pop are filtered through the vocabulary of design in a means to develop a distinct visual vocabulary.
In the present exhibition, Minamikawa will present a new body of work including pyramid paintings which represent a recent development in his experimental approach towards abstraction. At once displays of spontaneity and highly controlled, the new paintings state a complex position in relation to the history of abstract painting.
Opening reception: December 12th, 17:00-21:00
From 2006-12-18 To 2007-01-28
Closed from December 29th - January 8th for winter break