- 1.12, 16:00
Part I 展出的藝術家包括：山口長男的作品，質樸之中充滿淡泊堅定的力量，成為1970 年代亞洲單色藝術之濫觴；井上有一的書法，樸實但蒼勁有力，充滿生命力與情感，被視為藝術造型的表現；藤原志保的造型，受到自然中大樹扎根力量啟發，充滿自然純真的抽象表現；上原木呂的擦印，建構出反映空間、物體浮游與意識反覆的畫面；岡西佑奈的心靈，真實地反映在作品中，藉由水墨書畫，為世界和平的祈願。岡西所發表的新系列標題「青曲」，以銀色曲線表現鯊魚優游海洋中的優雅游姿，傳達愛護動物和環保信念。
Ｗhitestone Gallery is pleased to present “Japanese Contemporary Ink Exhibition”, on view from January 12 to March 24, 2019. Curated by independent curator Ms Yuling Wang, the exhibition will be separated into two parts.
Originated in China, ink art has become not only a cultural code of Asia but also a symbol of Eastern aesthetics. Deeply influenced by Chinese painting, Japanese ink art began in the Kamakura Era (1185-1333). From postwar to contemporary, “Back to Originality and Simplicity” introduces the development of Japanese contemporary ink art. The common characteristics of works from these periods are the abandonment of heavy colour and figurative landscape. Breaking the tradition by its ombré effect, the simple line and brushstroke of ink create an abstract space to express Japanese spirituality.
PART I of the exhibition includes: the rustic works of Takeo Yamaguchi consist an unmoving strength, making him the pioneer of Asian monochrome art in the 1970s. As the representative of artistic expression, simple yet powerful, Yuichi Inoue’s calligraphy harnessed the spirit of vigour and passion. Inspired by the vitality of nature, the pure abstractions are fully expressed in the paintings of Shiho Fujiwara. The technique of erasing-print by Kiro Uehara has constructed composition of space, flowing objects and repetitive consciousness. In search of world peace, the soul of Yuuna Okanishi is sincerely reflected in her ink works. The silver lines in her new series “Blue Song” act as a representation of shark which swims gracefully in the ocean, expressing the importance of animal and environmental protection.
In these works, what we see is the combination of purity, contemporaneity and internationality in the sequence of ideas in Japanese contemporary Ink art.
Title｜Back to Originality and Simplicity:
Japanese contemporary Ink exhibition Part1
Date｜January 12 – February 17, 2019
Opening｜January 12, 2019. 4pm
*Yuuna Okanishi’s live painting performance
Venue｜Whitestone Gallery Taipei Neihu, 1F, No.1, Jihu Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City, 114, Taiwan