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watercolor and acrylic
2 of 2 :
Surge of shadow
watercolor and acrylic
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Imura art gallery is pleased to announce “Formation from disappearance,” a solo exhibition by Yoshimi Miyamoto that presents achievements from an international residency made possible by winning the Gotoh Cultural Award for best new talent.

Yoshimi Miyamoto explores light and shade in painting, depicting on fine cotton canvas a monotone world using ‘a black that is not black’ that she creates by mixing watercolors of various different colors. By using ‘white’ to achieve meticulous, stoic highlighting, as if manipulating light itself, she produces amazingly polished black-and-white paintings.

Miyamoto was able to join an artist-in-residence program in the Netherlands as a result of receiving the Gotoh Cultural Award. She explores the theme of light and shade in the context of painting, employing photography and other optical techniques in an attempt to discover a present-day substitute for the Dutch light seen in seventeenth century Dutch paintings.

Five new works include a major work in which the artist achieves sculpture-like effects of light and shade by applying white paint directly onto the actual vegetation to be depicted. They also include a painting based on a sculpture that left a deep impression on the artist during her time in the Netherlands.

On the first day of the exhibition, the artist will be signing copies of Miyamoto Yoshimi Sakuhinshu (“Yoshimi Miyamoto”), a collection of her works that is published in conjunction with the opening.

* The exhibition was first presented at the Pola Museum Annex.




本展では、描く対象の植物そのものを白くペイントすることで彫刻的な陰影を描き出した大作をはじめ、オランダ滞在中に感銘を受けた彫刻作品をモチーフに描いた作品など、新作を7点展示いたします。また展覧会初日は、展覧会のオープンにあわせて刊行いたします「宮本佳美 作品集」のブックサイニング・イベントを行います。是非ご高覧くださいませ。

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Yoshimi Miyamoto Solo Exhibition " Formation from disappearance "

2018.10.5 (fri.) - 10.27 (Sat.) (Closed on Mondays, Sundays and National Holidays)

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宮本佳美 消滅からの形成

2018.10.5 (fri.) - 10.27 (Sat.) (Closed on Mondays, Sundays and National Holidays)

Opening Reception: 10.5 (fri.) 18:00 - 22:00
Venue: imura art gallery | Kyoto
-展覧会のオープンにあわせて刊行いたします「宮本佳美 作品集」の

プレスリリースPDFはこちら: 宮本佳美個展2018プレスリリース