Shimon Minamikawa “GHOST, NEW PAINTINGS, TOKYO, etc.”
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GHOST, NEW PAINTINGS, TOKYO, etc is representative of Minamikawa’s ongoing consideration of painting in relation to a lack of meaning-generation. More explicitly so than in past bodies of work, with the GHOST series, Minamikawa utilizes recent painterly tropes in a process of erasure equal to that of, say, a Rauschenberg to De Kooning - only in reverse. An additive, or representative process is contradictorily adopted to eliminate specific, particularly abstract painterly, significance. Referred to by Mori Art Museum Chief curator Mami Kataoka as spectra, Minamikawa’s paintings indeed do evoke through and as absence of anything but impression as history as painting; in the case of the Ghost paintings, Minamikawa’s focus is on a particularly present moment in painterly practice. Humor, derived from the serialized installations of his naturally disjointed canvases that are nonetheless linked, serves to temper the absence; yet, it is a humor born of nothing and this sobering thought lends Minamikawa’s new paintings a peculiar kind of weight.
From 2011-01-16 To 2011-02-20
Sundays 12:00-17:00, Closed on Mondays and holidays
Opening Reception on 2011-01-16 from 13:00 to 16:00