Y2ARTS is marking its next journey in a new space at Henderson Road. Since art is no longer confined to simply hanging on a wall, the bigger gallery space, with its ultra-high ceiling, allows it to showcase larger artworks. The space is more than twice that of its previous location in Hill Street. With this new space, artists could have the freedom to create works with varying sizes and scope, and allowing art enthusiasts to enjoy a wider range of artworks that match international standards.
The gallery opens its new space with a collection of artworks by Minimalistic Artist Jun Ogata. This is his first solo exhibition in Singapore.
Image de Fleur is methodically structured to reflect Ogata’s vision of transporting the viewers into the realm of minimalism and harmony. Creating invigorating works, Ogata brings us on a journey that is less actual but tactile and conceptual. His works displays ancient Japanese sensibility of divulging a convincing and refined relationship between the rigid sense of geometry and the freedom of association within the domains of memory and imagination. His astute process is a personal evolution in the realm of abstraction and minimalism, conveying both representational and abstract elements into an unfailing harmony.
Mirroring the concepts of famous minimalistic artists like Lee Ufan, Shinoda and Agnes Martin, and fusing with the essence of nature and the impressionistic floral art of the likes of Monet; Ogata adopts the means of abstract minimalism to affirm existence. This particular collection gives focus to the beauty of nature and the artist’s believe that “All things are in a state of Flux” – all things and events are constantly changing – a view that he truly values. In the artist’s own words: “My primary emphasis is on the colours. You can see the varied colours that changes with time and season in the garden.” Using colours, the artist is able to tease out the delicate sensibility of the seasons and its association with nature. The dialogue established by texture and his use of colours is captivating in his works, and it is a crucial part of his creations. With vague images of nature, the imaginative use of colours and textures; and seemingly simplistic gestures, Ogata brings us along the entire life-cycle of flowers and the seasons in Japan.
Venue: Y2ARTS Gallery, 211 Henderson Road #01-01A, Singapore 159552
When: 15 - 25 Sep 2018,
By: Y2Arts Gallery