Minami “I Face to Face”

Ouchi Gallery

poster for Minami “I Face to Face”

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Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Minami Shibata has created art since she was a child. Her mother often took her to traditional festivals and museums where she was infused with history, costumes and aesthetic beauty — the art of Japanese life.

Animals and nature evolve in bold abstract imagery as her subject matter. Minami began painting many horses, because her grandfather had a house in the forest near the mountains. When she visited, she rode horses and was captured by their soulful eyes, which were full of romance and mystery.

Using acrylic on a myriad of surfaces, Minami’s art allows dimensions of judgement to fall away—gaiety, sorrow—the senses are overcome by an intimate color jungle that invites the viewer into a fertile imagination, allowing a new story to unfold. Anything can happen in her paintings, as in life.

“I want this moment to visually excite and inspire the viewer.

….to make this space this moment count…

…. with a single line, I want to feel alive.”



from July 24, 2014 to July 27, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-07-22 from 19:00 to 22:00



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