Shadow of Flower : Jun Ogata at Tobin Ohashi Gallery

【Japanese version is below; 日本語は下にあります。】

Since its inception in 2006 (initially located in Nakameguro then moved a couple of times within Tokyo), the Roppongi Gallery Tobin Ohashi has promoted various artists – with a clear focus on the contemporary art scene in Japan and other Asian countries. Transformed a living space into an art gallery, the exhibitions at the gallery space and their occasional museum tours let visitors perceive new aspects in many different ways, bringing a restful air. Embracing the fine line between art and life, there are always keen discussions to enjoy; it is intriguing and a fragment of lively conversation among viewers fulfills the desire to be unalienated.

And now Jun Ogata’s current exhibition “Shadow of Flower” reminds viewers of the beauty of stillness that is explored in everyday life.  This exhibition is Ogata’s third with the gallery, his abstract paintings have magical connotations more than ever. Representing his personal love for Japanese traditional garden, strokes of his brush look delicate yet smooth and evoke a feeling of calmness, which is nature-oriented and make viewers think of how slow-moving time can shine and nourish a part of life.

While looking at his works, you become more aware of the existence of nature and how it infiltrates our lives – such as tree for shade, the voice of the wind, the sound of splashing water and the beautiful sunset to see – yet investigate the state of coexistence between people and nature, and everything comes together peacefully in your vision. It is simply beautiful.

6.花影抄ー弐・梅Jun Ogata, 花影抄ー弐・梅 / SHADOW OF FLOWER ・PLUM, 455 × 275 mm, acrylic on canvas

心の平穏。何を媒介にしてそれを自分の中で保つかは、人それぞれ違うだろう。六本木一丁目駅から直結の場所に腰を据えるコレクションギャラリーTobin Ohashi Galleryの現行の展覧会、尾形純氏個展「花影」は、それについてのヒントをもたらしてくれる。

日本をはじめ、アジア圏の国々で生みだされる芸術表現の追求とその宣伝に主な焦点をあてるTobin Ohashi Gallery。2006年に中目黒でその産声を上げたあと、創作表現を生活の一部に取り込むことの意義の考察とともに数回の移転を経験し、2013年より現在の場所で居住スペースを展示スペースに変容させたアートギャラリーを運営している。また、ギャラリー運営のほかにも、美術館へのアートツアーを開催するなど、そこには常に創作表現に対する活発なディスカッションの時間が存在する。

今回の尾形氏の展覧会は、最新作を集結させた空間(2点を除く)。絵画という1つのステージで起こる緊張感、作家の「日本庭園」への強い愛着と深い知識。それらに空間、色彩、質感への意識が滑らかにまとまり、ゆったりと色々な情景を思い起こさせる。例えば、四季を愛する心。ある日の空の色。余白がある優雅さ。風のざわめき。水が跳ねる様子。静と動を繊細に対照させる作品から導かれる概念とその伝わる速度は多様だ。しかしながら美しい共通事項がある — 作品の世界観が鑑賞者出や感覚にもたらす、柔和で穏やかな時間。それは鑑賞者に起こる偶発の出来事をも慈しむように、優しく心地よい。-MAIKO

Jun Ogata, 紅山水 / SUNSET GARDEN, 410 × 530 mm, acrylic on canvas

曲水雅ーGokusuimiyabiJun Ogata, 曲水雅 / ANCIENT STREAM LINE, 730 × 610 mm, acrylic on canvas

 :: Jun Ogata’s exhibition “Shadow of Flower” is on view at Tobin Ohashi Gallery, located at 1-5-3 Roppongi in Izumi Garden Residence, Minato-ku in Tokyo until Sunday the 28th of February, 2016.

:: 尾形純氏個展「花影」は、Tobin Ohashi Gallery にて2月28 日(日)までの会期で開催中。ギャラリー情報はこちらを、アーティスト情報はこちらをご覧ください。


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