Kenji Inoue “Cairn”

Kodama Gallery | Shirokane

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[Image: Kenji Inoue "Take it easy on yourself" 2018 oil on canvas 181.8×227.3 cm]

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In Kenji Inoue’s works multiple events occur in the same frame. Like landscapes or a stage, his paintings have a sense of entirety rather than focusing on a single subject like a portrait or still life. “Cairn,” a mountain climbing term, refers to a monument-like pile of collected stones used to mark a trail path or summit. Inoue’s works tend to scatter various motifs across the canvas – One could say he is compiling and building up his own structures made of images. In this process of call and response between the work and himself, there are sequential and simultaneous changes in lines, colors, and motifs, each becoming a signpost connected with the whole that breathes life into the painting.

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from May 26, 2018 to June 23, 2018

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Kenji Inoue

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