Kazuyuki Takezaki “Miso Soup on the Board, Orange”
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The present exhibition includes two distinct bodies of work; Takezaki’s ongoing “Board/Table” paintings and a new series titled “Orange”. In each group of paintings, Takezaki continues to engage the traditional media of landscape in an attempt to expand the vocabulary of contemporary painting. For each “Board” painting, Takezaki demarcates a top and bottom edge, painting a distinct black and a distinct white horizontal bar across the shorter sides of a small wooden panel; placed between these painted bars is a roughly cut piece of canvas on which has been painted a landscape. While painting the landscape, Takezaki allows himself the freedom of rotating the panel, blurring any clear sense of which side, black or white is the top and which side is the bottom - everything takes place within this state of orchestrated confusion until the work is finished and Takezaki makes a decision with regard to the orientation of the paining. Unusual for Takezaki, the landscapes are painted within the studio, from memory. The “Orange” paintings find Takezaki considering the distinct palette of the Marugame skyline at dusk and its calming influence on his practice. No less complex, in these paintings is a distillation - Takezaki’s impulse towards sketch and collage subdued; a sort of acoustic version of his practice.
from August 23, 2020 to September 20, 2020
Exhibition Hours: 12:00-17:00