Category Archives: Artists

Out of the Blue : Tamonten Tells his Story

Bon Voyage (NY) 2017 (Edition 2/3) Tomokazu Matsuyama Dupont Renshape, Polyurethane Paint and Gold Foil Artwork : 120 x 60 x 60 cm    Base: 81.25 x 83.75 x 51.25 cm Imagine how I felt to be shoved in the …
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The Present Unhinged : Maio Motoko

The Present Unhinged The International Context of Maio Motoko Jeremy Gales Independent Curator At three pm, rays cast off an adjacent building fall hard across the gallery floor. Windows cut the light to size: when it hits, it seeps, gathering …
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Maio Motoko : Edmund Capon AO OBE

Maio Motoko : Extraordinary Perspectives The Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne Remarks by Edmund Capon AO OBE, 18 January 2017 There is a certain air of mea culpa about this for me….Lesley reminded me of her showing the work of Maio …
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Shumei Kobayashi | Opening Night

Inside Looking Out I : Shumei Kobayashi Threads of Significance Opening Night Works are available to view on Artsy : Click to view  Opened by Tetsuya Wakuda, celebrated restaurateur, art collector and close friend of the artist, the first ‘Inside …
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Inside Looking Out | Spring-Summer 2016 Exhibition Series

Inside Looking Out Lesley Kehoe Galleries Winter-Spring 2016 Season of Exhibitions Shumei Kobayashi, Koji Hatakeyama and Maio Motoko 井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean The ‘Inside Looking …
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Story VIII | Threads of Significance

Shumei Kobayashi  Tsutsugaki and Yūzen painting “Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” Richard Feynman 1918-1988 Theoretical Physicist That Nature should be the …
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Story VI | Embracing the Ambivalent

Maio Motoko. Photo by William Hung Photography Maio Motoko: The artist has depths of creativity that distinguish her in the world of contemporary art where so many artists attain marketability and sadly simultaneous stasis. Once upon a time, in a serendipitous …
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Story II | Seduced by the Other

Imamura Yoshio – Door to Silence – detail In the corner of Imamura Yoshio’s (b.1948) masterpiece ‘Door To Silence’ (Chinmoku no Tobira) is a small red square (pictured above): ‘Do you know what this is…’ quizzed an impassioned Italian art …
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Story I | Budgets and Beauty

Takahiro Kondō 2007. Oil & Water installation. Petroleum ash on fleece, stainless steel with silver mist glaze 80 × 250.8 × 5 cm view on artsy ‘Beauty’ is not a four letter word, but ‘lust’ is, and an undesirable, if not sinful, human …
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Playboy Takes Tea : Adam Wojcinski x Tomokazu Matsuyama

Additional Coverage : Arrested Motion Initiated by Byron Kehoe of Lesley Kehoe Galleries and co-hosted with artist Tomokazu Matsuyama at his Brooklyn NY studio, the artist’s significant work ‘Whatever The Playboy Wrote Was As Good As The Great Waves’ took …
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