Hiroyuki Doi "New Work"

Ricco/Maresca Gallery

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Ricco/Maresca presents its debut presentation of works on paper by the Japanese artist
Hiroyuki Doi, a self-taught artist known for his mysterious and emotive abstractions whose compositions are made
up of billowing, cloud-like forms. In his drawings on Japanese papers made with mulberry and other kinds of bark,
Doi, who is based in Tokyo and began making art after many years as a chef in Japan, builds up his dramatic
images using little more than random clusters of tiny circles.

Zen Buddhism’s influence can be felt in interpretations of the circle as a symbol of the universe or as a
symbol of the void. It can also refer to a spirit-lifting sense of enlightenment that transcends the pressures and
distractions of the fleeting material world. Doi has said that his compositions, which are rich in visual texture,
allude to “the transmigration of the soul, the cosmos, the coexistence of living creatures, human cells, human
dialog and peace.”

Whenever he starts working on a new drawing, Doi allows each new image he creates to evolve
spontaneously and to organically find its final form. His work sessions are long and meditative. Doi has recalled:
“Something other than myself has allowed me to draw these works.” About his art, he says: “By drawing circles, I
feel I am alive and existing in the cosmos.”



from January 06, 2011 to February 19, 2011
Jan.8 1:30pm: A Conversation With the Artist

Opening Reception on 2011-01-06 from 18:00 to 20:00


Hiroyuki Doi

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