Moe Kimura’s painting can be best described as elusive. With a sheer cloth glued to the wooden frame, Kimura’s work is draped with a cloud of mystery brought about by the play of shadow from the thin canvas that responds to light. The artist’s painting objects are dream-like dangling beings referred to as “dough”. While the image is vaguely transparent, its existence is certainly as visible as it is pellucid — a depth born from an uncertain existence. An ode to their artistry, Kimura’s first solo exhibition “Fabric Garden” introduces to a greater audience the fresh sensibilities of these paintings.
Image: Moe Kimura “Nerimono” 2020 © Kamiyama Foundation Collection