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PYO Gallery LA: Poetry of Paper

  |   2011

POETRY OF PAPER -THE EARTH BREATHES – MIND LANDSCAPE

PYO Gallery LA, is pleased to present Yoshio Ikezaki’s exhibition of washi sculptures; The Poetry Of Paper; The Earth Breathes – Mind Landscape. In this solo exhibition, Ikezaki draws inspiration from landscapes and traditional sumi ink paintings to create meditative sculptures. Handmade Japanese mulberry paper, sumi ink, Japanese watercolors, and Nikawa glue are infused with chi energy to activate the crevices with a luminance often seen in sumi paintings. Every mark is fully charged with meaning and stripped of unnecessary details.

The end results are lyrical surfaces that celebrate the essence of nature, spirit, and mind.

Yoshio Ikezaki is internationally known both as an artist and as a teacher. His approach toward making art embraces Eastern and Western philosophies and the transformative power of materials. He earned a BA and MFA from Florida State University and then returned to Japan to train with papermaking masters Shigemi and Shigeyuki Matsuo. Currently, Ikezaki teaches papermaking, brush painting, Japanese aesthetics, and philosophy at several universities which include: Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art & Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Tama Art University, and Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Additionally, he has lectured at Cooper Union, Pratt Art Institute and the Parsons School of Design in New York. Ikezaki¡’s work has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, where it has received numerous awards which include the Holland Paper Biennial in 2004. Yoshio Ikezaki spends his time divided between Los Angeles and Kitakyushu, in southern Japan. This marks the first time he has exhibited with PYO Gallery LA.

PYO Gallery LA
1100 S. Hope Street, Suite 105,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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