Photo by M.Sato © October Studios
Nov 3 - Nov 19, 2023
11:00 ~ 20:00, Last Day: ~ 18:00
SMP GALLERY is pleased to announce an abstract artist, Mayu Kunihisa's solo exhibition, the first at our space.
Looking at the arcing lines and layered colors that Mayu Kunihisa draws on canvas, we are strangely invited to feel a sense of fresh vitality and serenity.
Kunihisa uses a unique technique named "WIT-WIT" for this series of paintings. The method uses arm strokes and centrifugal force to draw the human body on its axis. Her paintings are two-dimensional paintings on rectangular canvases.
Kunihisa says, "I wanted to create pure, honest fine art paintings."
The title of the solo exhibition, "UNTITLED," was chosen in the hope that viewers can engage and feel the paintings freely.
The lines connecting the paintings as "proof of living in the present moment" are full of spirituality and dynamism, as if the vibrations of the artist's heart and the works exist in response.
Artist's scheduled visit to the gallery & the gallery talk
11/3 (Fri) 14:00-18:00 in the gallery, 15:00-15:30 talk event
11/4 (Sat) 15:00-18:00
11/5 (Sun) 15:00-18:00
Live and work in Hyogo Prefecture. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad.
2022 Sakuya Konohana Award (Art Division)
2019 Special Prize: "The 22nd Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art"
After graduating from Osaka Municipal Kogei High School (now Prefectural) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, she completed the doctoral course at Kobe Design University Graduate School of Art and Design.
1983 Born in Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
WIT-WIT Setouchi Pink Blue 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
H 198 × W 294 × D 3.5 cm