2010 / 11 / 19th (fir.) – 11 / 21st (sun.) @ +PLUS
Artist Reception : 11 / 20th (sat.) 18:00 - 19:30 @ YOKOI FINE ART
Ryohei Kan "BLACK BOX"
gFictional scenery -09h 2010 mixed media, panel 97 x 130.3 cm
chair come up faintly in darkish room. Wall clock stoped ticking down.
A table makes us feel the vestige of human slightly. On first sight
these can be seen as real scenery but are created being based on a 1/12
model. The process of Kanfs creation is making a model, taking a photo
and painting. He call this as gpsychic photographyh
What the artist must do is seeing invisible something for others and maiking it visible for everyone. I think gpsychic photographyh of the moonfs reverse, which is nobody can see, taken by Koichi Mita is similar to the function of art. But regrettably I am not capable of taking gpsychic photographyh. So I constructed the system to fix the invisible image to canvas by reinterpretation gpshychic pothographyh with getting across various media.
When I see his works actually, many questions arise in my mind. What is the world only he can see? Nobody is there. I cannot feel the existence of the artist himself either. Painting as cold and mystical vision. Why does Kan stand to such an indirect way?
In the background of our recognizable world, there is gdeathh without fail. It is impossible for me to visualize the reality of death by painting, because the painting feels us the existence of the artistfs body. What I pursue is to paint the world after my death by myself. It is the painting for making impossible painting possible.
Although Kan is known as a photo-realism painter, who is good at precise graduation expression, this way may be the attempt to clear away himself. This exhibition, is his first solo-exhibition, will be composed of 16 series of works gFictional Sceneryh mainly and show his world at two venues, YOKOI FINE ART and PLUS ART FAIR. gpsychic photographyh is his own way to fix a digital data to support medium by combining ink jet print with an air brush. Please see his new possibility of painting.
gFictional scenery -06h 2010 mixed media, panel 162 x 162 cm
gFictional scenery -01h2009 mixed media, panel 112 x 145.5 cm