Time: April 17, 2012 at 7pm to April 22, 2012 at 10pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary st. Suite 507
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11377
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com
Event Type: gallery, exhibit
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2012
Akiko Shinoda solo exhibition
Opening Reception 4/17(tue) 7-10pm
Exhibition 4/18(wed)-4/22(sun) 12-6pm
appointment only on Wed. by email by Tue.
When I was a student, I drew some oil paintings. But I gradually started to think a oil painting was a endless work, and they were not suitable for me. And I gave up oils and I had choose litho. A lithograph is a almost complete picture, I think. While in school, I met Woodcut Lithograph that had invented by Seishi Ozaku. I thought this method was fitted with my art style.
Woodcut Lithograph, differed from typical lithography, create to good mood by beautiful grain even if drawings are simple, Spots and touch by tusche is soft, that’s a reason why I like it.
The theme of my art is assembled from things or impression in my childhood, for example, some books about the **“ Yokai ”- I have often read before, some ideas which are derived from scenery, plants, animals, and novels. I like “ Yokai “, especially the “ Yamaoni “ , it widely appear in my works.
I wish that viewers of these works feel personality, humor, a sensee of nostalgia , and narrativity, sympathetically.
** “ Yokai “ is a kind of specter of Japan. It is a unpleasant “ being “ people are afraid of, but if we try to change our viewpoint, We’ll find their own humor.