Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Statement of "Whispering Cascades" - ステートメント

Statement of "Whispering Cascades"
When creating this body of artwork, I held a Kōan(公案) in my mind.  
A Kōan is a question or statement used in Zen practice to provoke deeper understanding.   A Zen master might give his students this Kōan:  
"You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of one hand?”.

Making art is a contemplative act, in my process, I created my own Kōan.
What is it like for water to drop into a space where there is no sound?  How does it feel to be in such a place?
I tried to glimpse the space, to feel the movement of the water and the different densities of color.   As the silent drops fall, they expand, moving out from within.  The space vibrates, and the colors have a quiet energy which transports me deeper into the space.  
My artistic inner voice whispers to me, and I am seduced by the imagination.  I externalize the color, its movement, and the timeless inner place of the canvas.

Whispering Cascades - 囁きかける流



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Solo Exhibition "Whispering Cascades" - 個展のご案内

I'm pleased to announce that I am currently having a solo exhibition, "Whispering Cascades", at Reso Box Gallery http://resobox.com.
I'm excited to be exhibiting my abstract paintings at this time, which is the first time to be showing my abstract work in a solo exhibition.
The reception is on Friday, September 20th from 6 - 9PM. Please feel free to attend. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the gallery.

現在Reso Boxギャラリーで、個展を9月12日より10月3日まで開催してます。今回は、すべて抽象画の作品を14点展示してます。私は版画、彫刻そして、具象画の作品の発表はしましたが、この個展で初めて今まで少しずつ描き溜めてきた抽象画の作品を公開します。
レセプションは、Reso Boxギャラリーhttp://resobox.com 9月20日金曜日6時から9時までです。お気軽にお立ち寄り下さい。お待ちしております。

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This Summer's Exhibitions  この夏の展覧会

I've had two group exhibitions for a few months. One of them was the Technical Instructors Exhibition in August at Art Students League of New York. It's a top picture. I exhibited one sculpture and two oil paintings.  And one more exhibition is still going on 41st Anniversary Exhibition - Japanese Artists Association of New York at Tenri Gallery in New York City. There is my print, title is Thread on Wood, etching in the Exhibition.  It's until September 6 (Monday) . If you have time, please stop by the gallery.  Event information
I'm uploading some pictures when I had their receptions.