January 28 (sat.) ー February 25 (sat.), 2012
Hours : 12:00 - 19:00
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Hiroko Masuko, born in Miyagi prefecture in 1982, received M.A. From Miyagi University of Education in 2008. Held a solo exhibition at Tokyo Wondersite Hongo in 2009. Won a prize at The 10th Gunma Biennale For Young Artists 2010. She is one of the most up-and-coming young artist in Japan.In this exhibition, new 4 paintings with pen will be exhibited.
On Hiroko Masuko’s works :
The central motif of Masuko’s monochromatic pen paintings is bonsai. Bonsais are miniaturized, potted trees, created to disclose a spectacular landscape and to instill an appreciation for the growth and transformation of plants. She first depicts a small motif on canvas, which she says is like “the planting of seeds” of bonsai. She then instinctively depicts moss, snake-scale patterns, branches, and roots, as they eventually develop into dynamic appearances that are unforeseen by the artist.