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Yugo Kohrogi ”Pond”
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Published: February 16 2016

"/ 52" 2016 acrylic, oil on canvas 1455×1120mm ⓒYugo Kohrogi

For this exhibition, Yugo Kohrogi primarily uses the human body with light reflected from the water’s surface of a pond or others, as a motif for his works due to his interest towards light in every aspect of his daily life. The facial expressions of his figures are mostly blank, and emphasize anonymity, which makes the exhibition more abstract than his previous works. Without applying undue creation in the sense of over-expressing some message through the poses of the human figures or with their facial expressions, Kohrogi’s oil colors, materials, and textures directly connect to human perception. By sharing in and informatizing the image with their own meanings, the audience will feel that they are the origin of the derived abstract paintings, the algorithms, and the thing that shapes the artwork coincidentally to take this specific form, inspiring the audience to imagine perfection in an infinite number of ways, while giving them the illusion of acquiring something which is fluid and vague.
Formatted images uploaded by someone in this world drift through the virtual Internet. They are recognized as "fictitious truth" and "augmenting reality".
We consider that Yugo Kohrogi’s paintings still appeal to our perceptions even in this augmented reality sort of way.

"Whenever I look into a pond, I see myself reflected in the water. I know that in my head, but I often feel as though I am the one standing on the water's surface, or that I am looking up at myself from beneath the water, which distorts my perspective. Claude Monet drew many paintings of water lilies, perhaps because he had dissolved and integrated himself into the colors and two-dimensionality of the paintings, while pursuing the light that diffused and refracted as it fell on the water. Primitive features encompassed in paintings are still intense even today, and fascination for the painting, at least for me, is contained within that luxuriance." Yugo Kohrogi


Information Provided by: Yoshimi Arts

Period: January 30,2016 (Sat) 〜 February 21,2016 (Sun)
Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: every day open during the exhibition
Venue: Yoshimi Arts

Last Updated on January 30 2016

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