Shimon Minamikawa "Pink, Black, War and Peace"
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Shimon Minamikawa's present exhibition, "Pink, Black...War and Peace", is informed by the artist's recent consideration of media imagery. Television news broadcasts include information about world events together with reports on various entertainment-related social happenings. When Minamikawa views such disjointed imagery, he considers these images as being in between "meaning" and "non-meaning". Positive or negative, the television images are simply images and the subsequent emptying of meaning leaves Minamikawa in an absurd position, particularly as he relies upon such representation to gain knowledge about the world. These images comprise Minamikawa's world of facts. Consciousness of this paradoxical situation - dependence upon "non-meaning" to provide a "sense" to the world - prompted him to work on the new body of paintings to be presented at the gallery.
Opening reception : April 14th, 19:00 - 20:00
[Image: "Pink Tie, Newscaster (pink), Polka-dots" (2008) Acrylic on canvas 73 x 60.5cm]
From 2008-04-14 To 2008-05-25
Shimon Minamikawa's work addresses society's saturated relationship with the media.