Meet Japanese Artist Yoshiaki Yuki at gallery gen at the palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair
Visit us at Booth F11 and receive a complimentary 2009 calendar designed by Yoshiaki Yuki. Gallery Gen presents the recent works of Yuki as well as the spectacular textiles of Jun-ichi Arai.
JANUARY 14 -18
Palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair
January 14, 2009 Preview Evening
January 15 â€“ 17, 2009 11:00am â€“ 7:00pm
January 18, 2009 11:00am â€“ 6:00pm
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Yoshiaki Yuki began his career at the age of 20, exhibiting his works in his native Japan and overseas. Yukiâ€™s work fuses modern art, representational images and abstract paintings into one single vision. Later he began exploring a unique calligraphic art he has named Ji-Sho-Ji-Ga, based on his vision of both Chinese and Japanese characters utilized more as images and symbols than an alphabet. Instead of writing, he paints the ancient hieroglyphic characters, gathering inspiration not from their meaning alone, but from their shape and form.
Yukiâ€™s art extends to a great variety of canvases, including fabric, paper, wood, ceramics, glass and iron. These materials are fashioned into various works that include pictorial art known as Kakejiku (hanging scrolls), Byoobu (folding screens), lamps, furniture, tableware, and other decorative items.
Jun-ichi Arai was born in Kiryu, Japan, a city having over a one thousand year history as a center for textile manufacturing. His work held in permanent collections at Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art – New York, Museum of Arts and Design, Bolose Textile History Museum, Carnegie Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum, Dallas Museum, Gangoji, Kiryu Art Culture Center, Okawa Museum, Philadelphia Museum, Power House Museum, Saint Louise Museum, Yetepori Museum, among others.
Because of his outstanding gift as textile creator, Arai was named Honorable Royal Designer for Industry by the British Royal Academy of Arts and received the Textile Design Medal by the Textile Institute (International Textile Academy).
Araiâ€™s innovative fabrics have caught the imagination of global fashion designers, collaborating with Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake, Kansai Yamamoto, and Comme des GarÃ§ons.
Having acquired the highest honors and awards, he was the first to pioneer Jacquard machines and computers, blending tie-dye manual skills with new technology.
About Gallery Gen
The breathtaking beauty of Japan is the theme for the work at gallery gen. The ever-evolving, gallery gen (gen means origin, the source of all things in Japanese), presents a wide variety of contemporary art in ceramics, paper, fiber, and myriad media by artist Yoshiaki Yuki, distinguish, contemporary textile works by Jun-ichi Arai and other artists who gather their inspiration from the traditional arts and culture of Japan blending both Japanese antiques and art of other Asian nations to create a completely new look for discerning collectors, museums and modern homes worldwide.
gallery gen presents a mix representative of eastern and western cultures including fine art, handcrafted ceramics, tableware, hanging scrolls, folding screens, lighting, textiles and other one-of-a-kind objects.
Gallery Contact Information:
gallery gen . 47-09 36th S
t. . Long Island City, NY 11101.
tl: 718 92 7717
contact: Masahiko Tasaki