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Japan, land of charm and mystery, a land of cherry trees and souls of big cities and Zen gardens, land, finally, that was raised after a devastating tsunami produces stimuli and inspiration for creatives from all over the world, many of as shown here.
One of the words most used by artists to describe their work was “mystery”: an inability to fully understand the Japanese culture, which arouses curiosity and pushes to get closer and closer to it, trying to explore through its artistic medium.
proximity becomes physical in the case of B. Chrisse Harwanko, Native American who moved to Okinawa more than 13 years ago, which explains how, adapting to the small Japanese studies, has reduced the size of his paintings, choosing also for its geisha, those abstract collages and his famous paper manufactured in hand. As for Barrett Biggers, also American, there is a personal connection and emotional: the Japanese wife has further reduced the distance by an art that had never been a stranger, admired for its long tradition. In his graphic works are typical elements of imagination on Japan, they buy bright colors and Western characters.
tradition but not the contemporary world is the object of reflection Teruhisa Tahara, the only native Japanese shows. Photographer focuses on objects that characterize the capital and many cities: the electric wires. Given the high seismic risk, the wires are not buried, but made to run on the poles, creating intricate tangles that invade the urban landscape. These cables are also able to connect (and report) among individuals today. Technology and modernity of the country is inspired by Japanese photographer in another exposure: Jeroen Huisman. Dutch reflects on the contradictions of a culture, according to him, “wedged” between the future and the past. Its Fragments, met on the streets around the world, reminiscent of Japan through the figure of the circle, and this religious symbol on the flag. Immediate and technology for medium used: smartphone, spontaneous and lived for the point of view, the Japan-phone series, created by Lorenzo Lucca is the important moments of a trip to the islands by local trains to the Shinkansen, from noodles to parks. Noting visual experience with an open mind, the photographer records the differences, the apparent asymmetry of a society in which a guest. Contrasts and cultural exchanges are also protagonists of the artist’s photographs Serbian Mina Sarenac. In these pictures, taken during the “Japanese Pop-Culture Festival” in Belgrade, coexist the ancient martial arts and dance performance of most western mold, represented by the style clean, sober and rigorous typically Japanese. The performer performs movements strong, precise yet graceful, recalling that delicacy, discipline and determination are part, in different ways, to both cultures.
Contradictions are absorbed and assume the tones and shades of dream and unreality in the works Jaya Suberg and Alena Krupetskova. The first uses photography and graphics to create images “suspended” read. We find in them stories of legendary characters that seem to come from the film Kurusawa, in whom there is inspired by her.His works tell of a surreal world, the fruit of much reflection and suggestions lived, the result of events in the inner and outer reality. The same oriental charm can be found in the images of Krupetskova, to which is added, however, a touch of glamor. Fashion photographer, in fact, focused on clothes, makeup and hairstyles, which, combined with dreamlike atmosphere, leading the model – and the viewer – a dimension romantic and timeless.
painter and also German illustrator Claudia Tejeda sought in his art of playing the harmony and meditative aspect belonging to the rites and traditions of these people.The simplicity and calm of rural areas (less known) are personified through collages, musicians silent and colorful marine animals at rest. Therefore a reflection of areas a little ‘isolated in Japan compared to its immense metropolis, but still rich in customs and its own style.
Finally, with images of Spring in Japan Yelena Zhavoronkova, the viewer is immersed in the tranquility of a Zen garden. The order and simplicity of these natural parks, lush but never intrusive, has a profound effect on the way of life of the photographer and then on his style. Among temples, trees and ponds, the soul finds harmony and balance, sensations shots, even without human beings, can transmit.
nature, glamor, city, dream, fantasy and everyday life results in many ways the inspiration that the country of the Rising Sun gives and will give probably forever.Location
The Chie Art Galley was born twenty years of experience in the field of European and Oriental art and antiques. Since 2009 he is working to raise awareness of the Milan market artistic expressions of the younger generation together with already established talents. Chie The Art Gallery is an exhibition space on two floors, 60 sqm total, with windows directly on the road and is located in the center of Milan, a few steps from Piazza San Babila and Via Montenapoleone.
Curator: Anna Mola,
Critic and independent curator, teacher of the history of photography.Implements and participates in projects related to photography and works with national and international magazines.
- 11:30 to 18:30
04/12/2012 – 18:30
contemporary art collective
B. Chrisse Harwanko: www.harwanko.com
Jeroen Huisman: www.jeroenhuisman.com
Alena Krupetskova: www.krupetskova.com
Lorenzo Lucca: www.fotoincollina.com www.progettow3.it
Mina Sarenac: www.behance.net / minasarenac
Jauya Suberg: www.jayasu-berlin.de
Teruhisa Tahara: www.premioceleste.it / teruhisatahara
Claudia Tejeda: www.tejeda-arte.de
Yelena Zhavoronkova: http://photo.yzdesign.com