NEO-JAPO

| March 29, 2012

Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present NEO-JAPO – ink and pencil drawings and mixed media works by the Japanese artists Ishida Katsu and Kitayabu Waa.

The two Japanese artists have coined what they call Nippon-ism which is supposedly Japanese art prior to the introduction of western influence in the country.  Katsu and Waa have collaborated over the years to explore their Japanese identity and how to create contemporary art based on traditional practice.

Katsu puts on display art works created with Japanese ink on paper which is hand made in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal where he has a home.  Katsu has exhibited in Japan, Nepal, Korea and won several prizes.

Waa has produced a series of drawings which are simple and Zen-like to express his contemplative nature.  The composition is simple, but he can use millions of lines drawn by pencil to convey his message.  Waa has exhibited extensively in Japan and won several prizes as well.

Art Exhibition: NEO-JAPO
Artists: Ishida Katsu and Kitayabu Waa, Japan
Dates: 7 April – 4 May 2012
Venue: inter@thavibu
Vernissage: Saturday 7th April at 5 pm

Open:  Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00

The Silom Galleria Building, 3rd Fl.
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel:(66 2) 266 5454
Fax: (66 2) 266 5455
E-mail: info@thavibu.com

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