Shiseido Gallery (opened in 1919) created eight years ago “Shiseido Art Egg,” a program that offers promising new artists an opportunity to present their work to the public in the Shiseido Gallery’s art space. (Image courtesy of Shiseido Gallery).
This year, the number of applications from all around Japan exceeded the expectations. After a careful evaluation, three of these young talents were selected for their imaginative approaches to existing artistic genres: Shunsuke Kano, Shunsuke Imai and Madoka Furuhashi.
I visited the Gallery when Shunsuke Imai’s exhibition was taking place.
“Shunsuke Imai explores a sense of three-dimensionality that inevitably emerges in flat-surfaced paintings. The warps and twists revealed on the flat paintings using stripes and dots convey a three-dimensional sense like fluttering flags. Imai’s works in this exhibition feature a sculpture made of stripes in random arrangements transcribed and dyed onto cloth, as well as large-scale paintings made using the same patterns. Viewers are reinforced the concept of three-dimensionality within flat surfaces by looking at flat and three-dimensional works at the same time” (Extract from Shiseido Official Website)
Imai’s exhibition ends on March 2nd. From March 7th to March 30th you’ll be able to see Madoka Furuhashi’s Exhibition. You can read more about her artworks here.
I’d like to thank Shiseido Gallery’s staff who kindly let me shoot their beautiful art space ありがとうございます!!
Shiseido Gallery (Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg., B1), 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Tel: 03-3572-3901. More information about Art Egg Project and Artists: http://group.shiseido.com/gallery/exhibition/index.html
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