Nature Into Art is the debut exhibition by acclaimed Japanese ceramic artist Shozo Michikawa. The exhibition opens on January 22nd at 6 pm at Singapore Contemporary art fair, where it will be on view till January 24th. After that it will be on view at Di Legno Gallery from January 26th to February 20th.
Titled “Nature into Art”, this exhibition by Shozo Michikawa will present 20 of his sculptural works, all of which offer a rare insight into the wabi sabi of Japanese aesthetic, and which display the nostalgic allure and forgotten charm of nature. As Michikawa notes,
“[T]he works created by nature … contain a power that can never be imitated by human hands.”
From a seemingly nondescript sphere that reminds one of the Japanese marimo, to a widebrimmed vessel with wind rippling across its surface, to a coiled silhouette eerily similar to that of a hostile snake poised to strike, there is as much variety in Michikawa’s works as there is diversity in nature. Each sculpture is fresh and novel, unconventional and different, and yet there is something vaguely familiar about their twists and turns, their lines and contours, that intrigues and soothes, fascinates and comforts.
Friday Jan 22, 6 to 9pm (Singapore Contemporary Art Show)
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Exhibition at Singapore Contemporary:
Jan 21 – 24, 2016 at Singapore Contempoary Art Show 2016, Booth D02, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Private View: Thursday Jan 21 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Vernissage: Thursday Jan 21 – 5:30pm to 9pm
General Admission: Friday Jan 22 – 12pm to 9pm / Saturday Jan 23 – 11am to 7pm / Sunday Jan 24 – 11am to 6pm
Exhibition at Di Legno Gallery:
Jan 26 – Feb 20, 2016 at Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436990
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 6 pm
When: 22 Jan - 20 Feb 2016,
By: Di Legno Gallery