Junzaburo Iwasawa “Visible Duration”

Ouchi Gallery

poster for Junzaburo Iwasawa “Visible Duration”

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The Ouchi Gallery presents Visible Duration, the first solo exhibition in New York by Junzaburo Iwasawa, curated by Asako Zenna. In this show, Iwasawa will try to give viewers a demonstration of “decorating moments” through his recent paintings.
The focal point of Iwasawa’s works is in “a sense of time’s passage.” He has represented the emotional transition of human beings during their limited lifetime in various ways; paintings, installations, animations, poems and fashion design.
Time―no one can capture time practically, however, Iwasawa’s works remind us that dyadic interaction is necessary so that we can feel the duration of time. Relations usually build between a person and a person, a person and an object or experience. His motivation to create works is to define and decorate these events of spending time with people.
Iwasawa’s oil works for this exhibition have numerous geometric or organic figures repeatedly. Those circles and rectangles as fragments of the artist’s memories change their shapes depending on actual distances from each painting as well as the emotions of the viewers. The experience to follow his colors, shapes, and lines means to trace the time he spent. He tries to share his perspective with viewers as one of the ways to visualize the duration of time.
Junzabro Iwasawa has studied interactive art at Pratt Institute since last summer. Although he was born in Osaka, Japan in 1990, he spent several years in Cambridge, England in his childhood. His major is oil painting in one of the renowned art school, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, in Japan. He received special prizes from two professors at the Musashino Art University Grade Advancement Exhibition. In the fashion design field, he also won prizes at the 6th as well as the 7th FASHION KOSHIEN, the fashion design awards for high school students in Japan, for two consecutive years (the special jury prize in 2005, and the higher-ranking prize winners in 2006).



from May 13, 2014 to May 18, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-05-13 from 19:00 to 22:00

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