• 神田 喜和子 新作展
  • 神田 喜和子 新作展

神田 喜和子 新作展Recent Works by Kiwako Kanda

2022年6月13日 ー 2022年7月2日June 13, 2022 - July 02, 2022

ヒノギャラリーでは2022年6月13日(月)より「神田喜和子 新作展」を開催いたします。





Hino gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Kiwako Kanda from Monday, June 13th, 2022.

Kanda's long-term specific interests in painting center around color and matiere. She says that the colors she creates by gradually mixing paint, little by little, can strictly speaking never be exactly the same, and when she considers new combinations based on more than 100 color samples and data recorded from prototypes she has made, there are seemingly endless possibilities. The matiere qualities are mostly incidental but as an artist who also creates canvases from the base material of grounding, her interest in this phenomenon, which is inseparable from the material (substance), is undeniable.

Recently, she says, she has been interested in the "visual confusion" that occurs on the canvas. This perceptual confusion, including the visual, is caused by illusion, and often suggests a “figure ground relationship.” Kanda begins each work without any specific image in mind, but when a certain "image" unexpectedly appears, it begins to dominate the picture plane. At that moment, the balance in the picture is shaken and confusion arises. However, a specific "image" is a vague thing, and the perception that perceives the “image” is also somewhat ambiguous, as evidenced by the illusionistic phenomena. For Kanda, who is attracted to "material manifestations (expressions)," a play between physical and psychological phenomena is always apparent, but the "images" are also, in a sense, guided by the material itself. If the artist's or viewer's consciousness is triggered by the emerging shapes, through matiere, and color to create some kind of "image," then this may due to the "material manifestations” which Kanda considers attractive in painting.

This will be the first solo exhibition for Kanda at our gallery in four years. We hope you will be able to perceive various images from the expressions in her works.

*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, no opening reception will be held. Please wear a mask when you come to the gallery. Also, please note that our regular opening hours have changed to 11am to 6pm. The period of the exhibition and opening hours may change according to future circumstances. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.