Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong present “Cosmic View of Earth”, a solo exhibition by Katsuyoshi Inokuma. The exhibition will showcase a series of Inokuma’s acrylic and pastel paintings. Inokuma’s artistic approach is firmly rooted in nature. His ultramarine blue inspires a variety of resonance with universe in viewers.
All the colours Inokuma used in his painting are related to air, water and land, which create an atmosphere of tranquillity and spirituality, it can stimulate feelings of deep earth. Blue is his most favourite colour to use, as he believes it has the greatest power to breakthrough, it resolves in the air and makes the sea and sky blue. Blue also touches people’s memories by connecting these two elements of the earth. In 1990, Inokuma embarked on the present colour phase style structured by partitions and rectangles, he sees the discarding of figurative representation as a release from binding. He hopes that his paintings can stir the viewers’ deepest emotional memory.
Inokuma’s ultramarine blue reigns supreme among his acrylic paintings, looking closely one will find delicate variation. In order to bring out the desired depth in the blue, Inokuma manipulates foundation layers of multiple colors and erases some of the paint after that. Inokuma also mixes coffee grounds to create a random, uneven texture when light is reflected on it, an even more complex color surface is produced. Inokuma grinds pastel up in a mortar to create his pastel works, he then paints with his hands and erases using sandpaper, creating a rough texture in the material.
“KATSUYOSHI INOKUMA: Cosmic View of Earth”
2018.7.6 – 2018.7.29
11:00-19:00 Tuesday – Sunday
白石畫廊 香港中環皇后大道中80號H Queen’s 7-8樓
8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Source: Whitestone Gallery