Time, nature, and a person’s mind are the things that definitely exist yet cannot be captured with one’s perception. Tomoharu Murakami seeks to capture the essence of these existing things and place them on canvas.
這次SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery從7月6日到8月15日一共展出六件藏品，展覽散發著村上友晴深沉存在感而寧謐的氛圍。
This time, SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery exhibited six collections from July 6th to August 15th, where the exhibition exudes the deep presence and tranquil atmosphere of Murakami.
He has been influenced by American abstract expressionism since the 1960s. From the initial stage, he mainly created works of Nihonga (Japanese painting) and Art Informel, and later developed his own style of abstract expressionist works. Each work took more than a year to complete, challenging our common understanding of the visual nature of painting.
His iconic work “black paintings” is exhibited as well. We can see that he applies layers of black paint with a palette knife on the canvas. Even though only one color is used, if you look closely you can observe the texture of the work.
Murakami attempts to capture the essence of the flow of time through his labour of painting. He said, “I hope to touch that “profundity” over a long passage of time, and through my daily act of applying paint to my paintings.”
The exhibition has no special decoration. The aim is to match Murakami’s simple and peaceful style, letting visitors to focus on his works.
村上友晴 Taka Ishii Gallery 藏品展
Time: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-19:00
寶豐大廈 Shop 4A & 4B UG/F, No. 1 進教圍灣仔
Shops 4A & 4B, UG/F, Bo Fung Mansion, No.1 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Photo courtesy to Taka Ishii Gallery and the artist