Tomoko Kashiki Exhibition
[Tomoko Kashiki "Yello Hill" (2015) acrylic, ink, wall paper, Washi (Japanese paper), single-side glazed paper, linen, wooden panel 227.3 × 181.8cm ]
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The portraits which Tomoko Kashiki creates are placed in a closed limiting spaces such as a room or garden. She embodies people with flowing identities within an intimate world of beauty, desire and dreams in her paintings. All of her paintings are painted with acrylic, and she manages to achieve a smooth surface with multiple layers of colors through her original process of repeating: painting on canvas, sanding down the paint and painting again. Her characteristic style of flat, smooth texture and flowing lines has a strong resemblance to Japanese paintings at the first sight.
In this exhibition, she develops her unique cosmology of mixing beauty and fear even further, while still being consistent in her own style. Her recent works show more powerful and vivid colors within the folds of various textures than before. Furthermore, the power which her works contain is not unidirectional but diffusely transmitted because of the ambiguous “twist” in her pictorial space. Viewers are able to remember various anonymous memories and landscapes passing through such ghostlike bodies she expresses with the somatic sensation of “wind” - one of the significant motifs in her works.
from September 24, 2016 to November 19, 2016