Akinori Shimodaira Solo Exhibition, Blues and Juice
4/9 (Sat.)-5/14 (Sat.), 2011
Opening Salon: 4/9 (Sat.) 6-9pm
on Fridays and Saturdays 1-7pm and Mondays 5-11pm
*The artist will attend an opening salon on Saturday, 4/9, 6-9pm. Please come
Japan - waitingroom
is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Akinori
Shimodaira “Blues and Juice”,
through April 9th to May 14th, 2011. This is Shimodaira’s
first solo exhibition in two years and it will consist
of his brand new paintings and drawings.
World” depicted by Shimodaira
his work, humorous and spooky characters live together
and they seem to appear in the daydream, somewhere
between real world and dream. The landscape in his
both aspect of representation and abstraction and
within the strong brush strokes and vivid colors, there
this atmosphere of the “world of unknown”.
It looks fantastical, yet, also has a sense of vividness
that can break something down. This is a similar
feeling of the Grimm Fairy Tales that is sweet and
at the same time.
World often appears in the folk tale and fairy tale.
I think people have
been interested in this Invisible World from ancient
time. I would like to make it visible through my
painting so that we can feel something from it”.
His work is an entrance for this “Invisible World” and
audiences will experience unusual sensitivity, perceiving
the world a little different. It is a long time and
universal theme of ART to create something to perceive
different and feel unusual sensitivity. Some people
might call it “Six Sense”.
constructed by the layers of colors
of unknown” is
created by his vivid colors and the layers of colors.
Audiences are offered to imagine their own world
by experiencing these colors and feel different dimension
layers in his painting. Shimodaira says, “these
layers of colors compose several rhythms to move
around the visual line so that there are several
creating different world in it”.
oil on canvas, 606mm x 500mm
Courtesy the artist and the gallery
1973 Born in Tokyo
1998 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Art, Sculpture
Blues and Juice, waitingroom, Tokyo, Japan
Blinking, Gallery TRAX, Yamanashi, Japan
Next Entrance, Mori Blgd. Kitchen Project, Tokyo,
A Space Just Remembered, Art
Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
ASLEEP”, TOTAN Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
color = black, UPLINK Gallery,
Race, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo,
Messy, and Sweet,
hpgrp Gallery New York, New York
* Now/Later, Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Paradise Drawing, Yokohama Bayquoter Gallery BOX, Yokohama, Japan