Minako ABe

November 20 − December 20 2008


scene no.16
2008年
oil on canvas 
130x160cm


scene no.15
2008年
oil on canvas 
130x160cm

Artist Minako Abe's process begins by importing images of landscapes into a computer. By twisting and skewing the original image, everyday scenes are distorted into a panoply of unexpected shapes and colors. Abe then uses these modified digital images to create masking layers and rolls color onto her canvases in broad strokes. It is this technique and choice of a roller over a brush that give Abe's canvases their smooth matte textures. If likened to the human face, in Abe's paintings we find a full range of expressive emotion from sorrow to anger to glee. Through Abe's deliberate process of distortion the viewer is reintroduced to the abundant wealth of expression latent in the scenery that surrounds us every day.

We invite you to join us for Abe's second exhibition at Base Gallery. The artist's robust style has been receiving much attention from collectors both in Japan and abroad and is sure to impress first time viewers as well.



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