Julia Barnes sends in this bit of info on the upcoming show of artist AKIRA at her Nakaochiai Gallery.
Tokyo-based artist AKIRA presents his latest series of oil on canvas and board take on an imaginary world made only of blocks and numerous human figures. The landscape situates the artist in a stream of time, with each character representing a unique moment of emotion.
As a painter, AKIRA expresses emotions and events in the relationship between himself and an outside environment. His paintings are both surreal, but intensely personal and engaging. Every moment he creates is driven by his own subjective view of the world and himself. His goal is to draw viewers into his paintings, and hopefully to feel a deeper sympathy with the emotions represented.
AKIRA born 1973, has been showing his paintings since 1999, when he founded an artist’s organisation named PECHKA. He was first introduced by EYESAW in 2001. This is the first showing in 2005 of this remarkable Tokyo artist.
The show is from March 28 to April 17, with the opening reception on March 27 (18:00-20:00).