The Nippon Club Open Call WEB Art Exhibition “Forward Together!”

Sep 17, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020

Kosuke Kawahara

Misty Peak

oil color, acrylic, spray paint, beeswax, animal glue, shellac, found paper, cloth, lumber
h48 x w35 x d0.5 in

About the work

“My latest art project entitled “Into an Ultrablack” began in 2012 in New York City. I was inspired by the idea of darkness in Junichiro Tanizaki’s essay, “In Praise of Shadows (1933),” which indicates deep space of the blackness through traditional lacquerware. Imagining invisible presences that may exist within the dark, similarly, I observe ambiguity still presents in various binaries, such as nature/art, death/life, human/animal, male/female, organic/inanimate, reality/dream, and suchlike. The twilight surrounding these concepts overlaps with the dark history of New York City, leading me to generate cryptic imageries beyond such various hedges.”

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