The centerpiece of the show is Meguru’s first-ever 3D sculpture edition entitled PROMINENCE NO. 1 that takes on the silhouette of what appears to be a mystical, fox-like creature in black, white and blue tones. Accompanying this inaugural work is a collaborative edition of prints realized by Meguru alongside photographers Go Itami and Hiroyuki Seo entitled ENERGY FLOW. Rounding out the installments is a flurry of massive brushstroke paintings lining up the white-walled gallery rooms in contrasting hues. One of these pieces is a 12-foot tall painting entitled MÖBIUS NO. 18.
“Meguru was inspired by the strangely bent trees in Sedona, Arizona where it is said that a magnetic field or vortex exists that affects the growth of trees and their peculiar shapes. Meguru is enamored by this phenomena as well as a meditation he underwent inside a concentrated saline water insolation tank. Whilst inside the tank, he realized that there are energy flows everywhere from himself and throughout the world – the energy of the sun affects our lives and the earth too, and he wanted express this in his artworks,” as per a statement.
“LISTEN TO THE SOLITUDE” is currently on view at OIL by Bijutsutecho until September 6 in Shibuya and at Ginza Tsutaya Books through September 14. PROMINENCE NO. 1 and ENERGY FLOW artworks are currently available to purchase through a raffle until September 6 on this website.
In other exhibitions, SFMOMA will present a new retrospective on the revered painter, Joan Mitchell.
“LISTEN TO THE SOLITUDE”
OIL by Bijutsutecho
15‐1 Udagawacho Shibuya Parco 2F
Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza Tsutaya Books
6-10-1 Ginza Six 6F, Ginza
Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture
source: hypebeast.com by Keith Estiler