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Still life


Still Life

53 x 53 cm
21 x 20.87 in







Pencil on paper.

1982 Yamanashi, Japan

Akiyama’s drawings appeal a presence of the motifs. The artist is characterized by still-life drawings and the motif is usually white porcelain plate and pot, vase, candle, and curtains. Each work displayed at one and the same space will produce silent, slow, tranquil, and gentle time, directing a composed atmosphere in unity.
By giving her drawings senses of flowing while making them very realistic, Izumi Akiyama at the closest captures the dualistic nature of the object and expresses it faithfully. Moreover, she is in pursuit of simplification of her works, stripping all the unnecessary information off, and the artist always reflects on an optimum harmonization of the space with the motif. The characteristic of these works is the motif of which outline is not drawn. “Ba” (Field) where background and motifs like vessel are placed onto, is transacted and arranged through using spatial representation called “Yohaku” (Negative space) which has been traditionally in use for Chinese ink paintings to Japanese paintings.

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Tokyo, 3F 1-15-13 Shiba Minato-ku

Kobayashi Gallery was established in 1978. Their exhibition projects feature the works of young and mid-career artists, including 3D artists. The gallery also has a history of handling numerous masterpieces of deceased and overseas artists. Particularly in recent years the gallery has striven to discover new young artists, and to foster and support them....

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