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Yuji KANAMARU: Splendid Waltz

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Post date:2024-02-19

Updates:2024-02-19

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Yuji KANAMARU: Splendid Waltz
Event Time
Tue. - Sat. 11:00 -19:00
Event Location
No. 1, Jihu Road, , Neihu Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Whitestone Gallery Taipei is delighted to present the solo exhibition “Splendid Waltz” by Japanese artist Yuji Kanamaru, showcasing a collection of recent artworks centered around various animals, reflecting and resonating with the human experience. The exhibition will be on view from February 24(Sat) to March 30(Sat) with the opening reception scheduled for February 24(Sat) at 4pm where the artist will be present. Mark your calendar and plan your visit now!

YujI Kanamaru was born in 1978 in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2001, he founded and led the artist group "C-DEPOT," which remains active to this day. The following year, he began his career as a full-time artist. Kanamaru utilizes traditional Japanese mounting techniques on wooden boards, combining collage with hemp fabric and English newspaper cutouts. He repeatedly applies vibrant and soft colors using acrylic and mineral pigments to create a textured and three-dimensional effect on the canvas. Drawing inspiration from everyday life, the artist incorporates familiar subjects such as animals, plants, and urban streets, constructing warm and comforting scenes. In the meantime, he generates multi-layered images and textures, capturing the ephemeral beauty of our daily existence and building a lavish tapestry of diverse colors. Through the viewer's gaze, Kanamaru's works summon a gentle yet profound magic, reconstructing vanishing landscapes, memories, and emotions, leading us into a layered and fantastical world that allows our inner selves to softly reside upon the ark.

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