We would like to inform you of our exhibition of Ryuichi Ohira.
For the first time the gallery Vera Munro will present the works of our new Japanese artist.
The sculptures show Japanese godheads, which turned into man-shape. The Shintoism in Japan worships gods in an apparitional, phantasmal way. They exist within the nature and environment without turning into real forms. Hence it is imaginable that they appear on earth depicting a human being or an animal.
Ohira’s sculptures, for example Umaosa Chigo, refer to the Gion festival in Kyoto, where a little boy riding a horse represents a man-shaped god. He is verifying on the manhood’s beliefs, faith and adoration.
The small, filigree wooden sculptures are adorned with leaf gold and carvings.
They are made out of wood from the Zelkova plants, which grow in Southwest and East Asia. Their extraordinary colour comes from burning and carbonization.
Ohira’s paintings are less figurative. He shows monochrome, black patters made out of plywood. They have interesting woodcarvings, which are also blackened due to carbonation.
The artist uses leaf gold, mostly for framing them.
We are looking forward seeing you and your friends
We would like to advise you of our exhibition of Agnieszka Brzeżańska.
For the first time the gallery Vera Munro will present paintings, drawings and sculptures of our new Polish artist.
Known primarily as a painter, Agnieszka Brzeżańska works in many different mediums, including video, photography and ceramics. Her practice is marked by a performative quality to making. The works often incorporate at once abstraction, forms in nature and elements of language.
Brzeżańska has researched wildly in the fields of physics and spirituality. Her works investigate the holistic relationship between nature and art. Constantly there are cross-references from science to philosophy.
Brzeżańska was born in 1972 in Gdansk, Poland. She studied at the Academies of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Warsaw and Gdansk. From 2008-09 she received a scholarship from DAAD for the artist program in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Marlborough Contemporary, London (2013/2015), Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (2015), Kobayashi Maru, Nanzuka, Tokyo (2014), Nomas Foundation, Rome (2012), Kunsthaus Baselland (2012), Hotel, London (2010), Karma International, Zurich (2008) and BRODWAY 1602, New York (2007).
It would be a pleasure to have your report on our exhibition.
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JEAN-MARC BUSTAMANTE New paperworks by Jean-Marc Bustamante