Akira Yamaguchi "Inochi-Maru"
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Mizuma Art Gallery is pleased to announce “Inochimaru”, Akira Yamaguchi’s first solo exhibition in 4 years at the gallery from October 27, 2010.
In the exhibition, the story of young wandering Inochimaru unfolds in a series of black and white hakubyo-ga (Japanese ink drawings composed solely of brush lines). The tale begins with an encounter between Inochimaru and a traveling girl who publicly exhibits her beautiful, but horribly disfigured face.
But the storyline goes astray right from the start, following Yamaguchi’s interests, and results in a series of disjointed works made by experimenting with various techniques, ranging from sumi (Japanese ink), pencil, pen and oil paint to light and shadow.
On display is a selection of works prepared by Yamaguchi that include “Edo Rocket”, “House of the Confucian”, “Drawing with No Drawing”, “Dark Matter” and “Great Explosion of Mt Fuji”.
[Image: Akira Yamaguchi, "Inochimaru" (Original drawing for invitation, partly modified) 2010, pen and watercolor on paper, 30.3×20.5cm © Akira Yamaguchi, Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery]
From 2010-10-27 To 2010-11-27