Hamana and Ooido are Osaka-born artists, making work inspired by the delicate complexity of nature. The show brings together Hamana’s ceramic works, accompanied by a botanical presentation by floral designers Tsubaki, and Ooido’s paintings and drawings, showcasing artistic processes that are durational and enduring. Inspired by traditional Japanese tsubo, functional clay jars dating back to prehistoric times, Hamana makes large and delicate vessels out of natural clay sourced from Shiga prefecture in Japan. For Ooido Syoujou, his trip to the magical forests of Yakushima was one of the pivotal experiences that sparked his artistic practice. The inhabitants of the forest echo throughout his meticulous acrylic paintings and ball-point pen drawings
Due to COVID restrictions, the show is open by reservation only.
Image: ooido syoujou Untitled, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 45 7/8 x 35 7/8 x 3/4 inches (116.5 x 91 x 1.8 centimeters) © ooido syoujou, Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo