Lonely Park – 2010 Tomokazu Hiroe Solo Exhibition
Tomokazu Hiroe, a well-known Japanese artist, inspired from traditional Japanese painting with the philosophy of blank, created a dream garden for those busy people in the modern city. In November, Asia Art Center presented the works of Tomokazu Hiroe for you to relax.
Tomokazu Hiroe creates still life paintings of toys and dolls with white background. The motifs are given precise positions and realistically described, and then he brings a story to the painting by drawing a red line. This line is a representation of a different dimension from what is already seen and painted in the picture. It leads a viewer to imagine and evoke inner thoughts and emotions that are not consciously perceived in usual. It is said that painting is an illusion, and Hiroe paints both what exists in reality and what exists only in our thoughts on the same surface to question about the relationship between being and nothingness. It is seemed that Hiroe paints nothing to make any kinds of imagination happen in his works. Hiroe dexterously combines minimized essences from opposed elements such as three-dimensional and two-dimensional expressions, Western and Eastern art techniques, oil paint and plastic layer to realize a great theme of “space of nothingness”.