Some of the Many Things That I Want to Remember is Tomoko Kashiki’s second solo exhibition in Singapore, featuring seven recent paintings as well as a selection of drawings. Kashiki’s paintings pulsate between reality and imagination, and the imagery created is weaved from her daily encounters with different sceneries and figures. In her new painting Soup of Memories Served With Smiling Sunflowers and Bones (2020), she focuses on reflecting subtle emotions through the posture and facial expression of the figure depicted. She also places importance on the character’s surroundings — the overlay of multiple elements here creates an impression that they could be lying at the far end of a room, or possibly floating in a pond or the sky partly covered with patterned clouds.
Kashiki’s unique style and the intricate details are reminiscent of the aesthetic of traditional Japanese paintings. Yet, she goes beyond that to create personal, dream-like paintings which often verge on the ironic.
Venue: Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Rd, #02-13 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108935
Hours: Tue-Sat, 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm, closed on Mon and PH
When: 2 Jul - 15 Aug 2020,
By: Ota Fine Arts