Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is delighted to participate in Art Central 2019, featuring works of renowned Japanese artists Kazuo Shiraga, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Tadaaki Kuwayama, etc, as well as young contemporary artists Miwa Komatsu, Ahhi Choi and Philip Colbert.
During the fair, artist Ahhi Choi will transform a wall of the booth into his unique canvas for an automatic live painting performance. Framed blank canvases and canvas mount on the wall will be combined into a scene showcasing Choi’s buoyant and curvilinear brushstrokes, expressing the innate sense of adventure the artist possesses.
A featured wall of British Neo Pop Surrealist artist Philip Colbert will be on view with the artist’s hunt painting, lobster army and logoed, painted wall. Known for his multidisciplinary approach, Philip Colbert works across painting, sculpture, clothing and design; the artist is described as "the Godson of Andy Warhol" by Andre Leon Talley.
Miwa Komatsu is well known for her paintings of divine SPIRIT and guardian lion dogs. In Art Central 2019, her Zodiac print work series will be debuted in Hong Kong. At the same period of Art Central, Whitestone Gallery H Queen’s will be presenting Miwa Komatsu’s second solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
A series of Tadaaki Kuwayama’s works from 1960s to 2010s will also be featured. Tadaaki Kuwayama focuses on creating square and monochrome works, each subdivided by vertical and horizontal metal strips. With his work, the artist intends to present a purified form of beauty and deliver a pure art experiment. Recently, Kuwayama’s works are on display in National Gallery Singapore’s ongoing exhibition ‘MINIMALISM: SPACE. LIGHT. OBJECT’ alongside the artists Marko Rothko, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, etc.
Last but not least, Whitestone Gallery will be presenting our important collection of GUTAI artists Kazuo Shiraga, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Tanaka Atsuko, Shozo Shimamoto, etc. GUTAI is Japan’s most significant avant-garde collective of the postwar era, founded by a group of young Japanese artists in 1954. The group is best known for its experimental approach to art, which combines performance, painting and environmental installations, and its restless pursuit of individualism and creativity.