scene no.5, oil, acrylic on canvas, 112x145cm,
PRESS RELEASE Apr 17, 2006
Minako Abe Exhibition
May 26 - June 24, 2006
Opening reception on May 26th, from 18:00.
Landscapes just lie in front of us.
They comfort us, even nurture us, however they can never belong to us, how frustrating is that!
What we call our own landscape could be the one that spreads silently in the dark at a moment before falling asleep, or the one that pops up at randam while walking.
Minako Abe generates photographic images in her computer, then copy them into a canvas - the abundant colours consisting the landscape are added and the evading shapes extend as if it bring us into the real landscape she has actually seen.
The act of painting is the very way of assuring herself. This exhibition is her very fisrt solo show that reveals the nature of painting.