Masato Akai “Utsuse no Ho”

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[Image: Masato Akai "Utsuse no Ho" Acrylic paint, wood, rock]

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Until now, Masato Akai has mainly produced and presented two-dimensional paintings, but for this exhibition, he will present black woodcarvings of various sizes.

Once carved, Akai boldly burns the carvings to carbonize the surface of the piece, then applies further carvings or embeds stones, and then repeatedly polishes to complete the work.

The black figures, standing quietly, are reminiscent of demons said to be lurking in the deep mountains of Yoshino, or of Shugendo monks wandering along the path of the beasts.



from December 11, 2020 to January 17, 2021
Closed on 12/28 to 1/6.

Opening Reception on 2020-12-12 from 18:00 to 19:30


Masato Akai



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