Imura art gallery, kyoto is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Yu Kiawanami titled "Appetite for painting".
Kiwanami' s paintings have been showing a remarkable transformation for the last few years. His past paintings, consists of rater graphical elements of simplified figures or backgrounds, the counters of black lines and flatly applied color fields, had been led to an inclusion of furniture in the backgrounds, appearance of the landscape of the ocean and mountains, and came to encompass the spatial depth and narratives for the last 2 or 3 years. In this exhibition the artist brings the development further to the new expression that is associated with impressionism.
A forest where the sunlight through the trees sways in, a woman stands still by the rocks... The image captures the exquisite colors of landscape which is depicted through layering multiple filters and create mysterious world, and its strong contrast with the figures, hiding their faces and drawn with lines and color fields, amplify the significance of the persons on the canvas. Kiwanami says the people appear in his works are becoming more and more virtual existence to him. In regard to the landscape, as much as recognized of his so-called painterly expression he reduces the resistance toward the paints itself and reaches to the flat impression which is accomplished by the usage of acrylic. Though applying many layers there is only minimized thickness of the paints, and the artist says he feels as if the acrylic
penetrates to the other side of the canvas. This sensation makes him deeply discern the 2dimentional spatiality. Kiwanami' s new approach to the creation lies in this imbalance of the figures and landscape.
|period:||sat. May 18 - sat. Jun. 22, 2013|
|time:||11:00〜19:00 (closed on Sunday Monday, National holiday)|
|venue:||imura art gallery Kyoto|
sat. May 18, 2013 17:00-
|More artist info:||Yu KIWANAMI|