Yasushi Ebihara “Garden - To Fill in the Spaces”

Ken Nakahashi

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[Image: Yasushi Ebihara "Gate" (2021) Oil on canvas 72.7 x 60.6cm ©Yasushi Ebihara Courtesy of Ken Nakahashi]

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Yasushi Ebihara has been fond of films since his childhood, which nourished into the motifs of movie actors or glamorous dresses, interpreted in various techniques and styles by painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. He has continued to work with an approach that tries to leave a memory of existence that is likely to be forgotten over time.

In this exhibition, his new paintings from the Garden series with the motif of plants surrounding the house where Ebihara was born and raised, will be shown. For about two years, Ebihara has been driven by the need to remember the changing landscape of the garden that he had seen since childhood.

The last two years have also been a time for Ebihara to see off his father and close childhood friend. Additionally, due to COVID-19, he has spent more time confronting the existences that surround him, drawing aging wilted plants as if he were drawing self-portraits.

Yasushi Ebihara was born in 1976 in Ibaragi, Japan. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with an MFA in 2001.

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from May 21, 2021 to June 20, 2021

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