For the Holidays
Two-Day Art Fair at Gallery Max New York
Nov. 17 (Fri.) Noon - 5:30pm
Nov. 18 (Sat.) 11:00am - 4:30 pm
Jewelry: Sumi Nakazato 中里スミ / TOPPI(突飛)NYC...
Ceramics: Ritsuko Moore ムーア理津子 / Rokkaku Ceramic Studio
Calendar and other small items: Keico Watanabe 渡辺啓子 / Studio T-7
Kazumi Nakane was born in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. She studied graphic design at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo.
She has an established international reputation with exhibitions in many countries including Japan, Korea, Spain, Germany, and Serbia.
Through her materiality, colors, and forms, she creates a unique and distinctive world full of life.
“Shapes from Life” is a theme she has been pursuing over the years. She feels the radiance o...f life in its various stages: seeds germinating,
flowers blooming, plants bearing fruit. This is her inspiring force.
Selfies, texts, snapshots, tweets, handheld news - this is a brave new world of fast-changing technology. With the disappearing boundaries between public and private, the camera becomes preferred medium in our time of ”self expressionism”.
The Artworks presented here are part of Dikidjieva’s recent exploration of contemporary themes and events through digital photography.
Dikidjieva was born in Bulgaria and trained in fine art at the architectural institutes of Sofia and Moscow. Following a career as a professional architect in Bulgaria, Ethiopia and New York, she currently lives and works in New Jersey.
Mr. Sato who uses iron, the base of modern human civilization, is aware of the relationship between man and “things” in today’s world. Using scraps and discarded machine parts, etc., his works directs viewers’ attention to re-recognize the meaning of “things” around us.
“My works reflect the structural characteristics of living things and nature-designed shapes and forms,” says Mr. Sato. In order to prompt viewers to take another look at their materialistic way of life, he exclusively uses recycled parts, making him a legitimate ‘green artist.’
Mark Bischel is an artist in New York City whose work is centered on the solitary figure in the public space, the stories of people he will never know and the beauty of the places in which they exist.
Ms. Kurebayashi was first fascinated by horses when she was 7. She has since been working with horses as her creative motif to be close to them (Owning a real horse is not a realistic option). As time went by, her artistic objective became clearer － to express the real beauty of horses. When she was a student, her life revolved around going to school (Tama Art University) and a horse riding academy. The Yuzen Dye（Japanese KIMONO Painting) , the technique Ms. Kurebayashi employs, is a hand-painted dye technique known for its mysterious luster, which is created when silk is dyed. Her keen visual insights and horses’ vitality combine to give her works uniqueness unlike any other horse-themed artworks.
Kenichi Nakajima: Legs and feet are intimately connected with the core of the body, heart, health, existence. When you are full of vigor, you stand in a commanding posture. When you are sick, you stumble along the road. Depending on the status of your inner core, your posture and gait are deeply affected. Thus, making the feet into a motif drew my interest. With the goal of expressing the core of one's being, I am making these series regarding feet. Expression is to embody the feeling of reality as it is experienced in the core of one's being. And so, feet will not have only five toes, but sometimes, will have ten toes, be gargantuan, hold bizarre forms.