Exhibition through March 8
Book Signing: Saturday, December 7
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Special Edition Print Offered to Young Art Collectors
Rinko Kawauchi's new series, Ametsuchi
, explores how mankind relates to time; the word itself translates from Japanese as "heaven" and "earth."
Kawauchi's Vast colored landscapes depict the traditional, controlled burning of farmland, and demonstrate the destructive yet rejuvenating power of fire. The series of fire pictures are littered with abstract and calm images of stellar constellations and religious rituals. These works conjure up a connection between the past and the present, the spiritual world and reality, between Heaven and Earth.
About the Artist:
Born in 1972, Rinko Kawauchi is regarded as one of the most important female [IW1] contemporary Japanese artists. Having lived for some time in New York, she has since returned to Tokyo. When studying at the Seian Junior College of Art and Design, she discovered photography as a means of expression. To date, she has published 16 photo books, including "Illuminance" (2011), which focused on transforming ephemeral elements of everyday life into something breathtakingly new.
Her works have been shown in individual exhibitions all over the world, including in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Gallery at Hermès, New York, in the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art and in the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art in Paris.
About the Young Art Collectors Print:
RINKO KAWAUCHI | Untitled, from the series "Ametsuchi", 2013
c-print, 31,2 x 40 cm
edition 1.000, signed by the artist
For more information on the exhibition, signing & special print offering, please contact Galerie Priska Pasquer