Ends Saturday 20 July
Yukako Shibata has long explored the myriad possibilities of capturing fleeting colours through painting which takes sculptural form and in Colour Shadow shows recent, glorious pieces on this theme.
Shibata’s work is imbued with a sense of clarity and purity. The viewer is invited to share the artist’s enjoyment of simple forms and playful compositions of shapes, experiencing a feast of undulating rhythms and forms, as well as the complex interplay of light and the human perceptual system.
The body of work forms a world inhabited by objects which occupy a space between the conscious and the subconscious. They refer to architectural forms and organisms found in nature and the constructed world but simultaneously possess a sense of the imaginary and inner-self. This is echoed in the artist’s use of colour, where certain emotions are hinted at whilst leaving space for the viewer’s independent interpretation.
Shibata’s works mainly comprise painted forms – both sculpted and found – and are at once meditative yet allude to something more. Surfaces that seem at first to be simple expanses of colour are the result of many layers of paint built up over time, reminiscent of delicate layers of skin, which are treated by the artist with an almost maternal protectiveness.
Meaning and reference are not always what they seem to be in these pieces. The dialogue between decorative and functional is never far away, and in her treatment of found and re-assembled objects there hides an occasional playfulness and wry commentary.
|Duration||02 July 2013 - 20 July 2013|
|Times||Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 6pm (Friday: until 8pm)|
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