Yukie Ishikawa

Art

Ishikawa’s latest compositions are part of an ongoing, highly intricate body of work titled Impermanence (2012-present). For these paintings, Ishikawa meditates on the ever-shifting appearance of the landscape outside her large studio windows. She began to alter the pictorial structure of paintings from previous decades, retouching or reworking compositions that had once seemed complete. No longer facing a blank canvas, she responds to the “given conditions” of the existing painted surface, adding new layers of lines and grids, some with sand and natural materials mixed into the paint – paralleling the construction and re-construction happening in the ever-changing Tokyo landscape. This retouching is not intended to damage, destroy, or deny the given conditions, but to generate a new pictorial meaning within the colors and painted forms on the surface. The lower layer now interacts with the superimposed layer in form, color and texture. The combination of pigments in the stripes produces an optical color mix. As Ishikawa puts it, “I would like to make paintings that simultaneously contain a variety of unique relationships among disparate elements while the various structural components within the painting exist as independent entities.”

Image: Yukie Ishikawa, Impermanence — Wind through Rape Blossoms, 2019, Acrylic and sand on canvas, 114 1/8 x 77 inches, © Yukie Ishikawa

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Event Details

  • Date:

    Mar. 12, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020

  • Time:

    08:00 - 18:00

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Ueno Royal Museum
    1-2 Uenokoen, Taito-ku

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Event Details

  • Date:

    Mar. 12, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020

  • Time:

    08:00 - 18:00

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Ueno Royal Museum
    1-2 Uenokoen, Taito-ku

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