Wednesday, January 19, 2011

禅 : Small Meditative Paintings by Kentaro Izumi

Kentaro and I had an interesting discussion over the Summer, on one of his visits from Japan, about observational painting. A system of painting that comes from direct observation, a practice that develops and expands the artist's ability to see, perceive and translate nature. A simple object can become a poetic moment.

I was so excited today upon receiving two boxes from Japan. The first box was filled with paintings of small quiet reflections: a single bee, the artist's houseplant, a shell, a landscape with a dirt path trailing off into the distance.
The second box contained amulet gifts from the Shori Hachiman shrine, in Tokyo, that has childhood significance to Kentaro. A place that Mr. Izumi painted in his last series of landscapes.
Still Life is honored once again to exhibit Kentaro's new paintings:

禅 :  Small Meditative Paintings by Kentaro Izumi
January 22-February 28, 2011 

Please join us Saturday, February 12th
in celebration of Valentine's day
for Champagne cocktails

Still Life Gallery 
8173 Main Street
Historic Ellicott City

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