Dreams in Porcelain, Melody of Ink | Solo Exhibition of Miyako Terakura and Yu Kawashima in Seoul
Whitestone Gallery Seoul
Embrace the enchanting winter atmosphere of February in Seoul as Whitestone Gallery showcases the solo exhibitions of two remarkable artists, Miyako Terakura and Yu Kawashima, commencing on January 13, 2024. Delve into the boundless realm of black and white artistry, where both artists skillfully blend traditional techniques with a modern sensibility, creating a mesmerizing exhibition that invites you to experience the convergence of the past and present in their captivating works.
Tranquil Dreams and Recurring Memories
Renowned for her artistry, Miyako Terakura seamlessly blends slip-casting techniques with clay and employs the traditional "tebineri" hand-building method. Her creations draw inspiration from infants and toddlers, delicately capturing living beings' inherent purity and innocence. The ongoing exhibition showcases Terakura's pieces centered around the themes of dreams and memories, where pastel colors gracefully dance on the bright white canvas, creating a mesmerizing interplay of emotion and artistic expression.
MIYAKO TERAKURA: Between Dreams and Memories
Brushing Off Insecurity: Yu Kawashima's Artistic Narration of a Girl's Triumph
Using traditional Japanese painting methods and extensively researched ink, Yu Kawashima invites viewers into his artistry. With a consistent emphasis on personal anxieties and a deliberate focus on young girls as his subjects, Kawashima delves into the intricacies of the human psyche. Through his work, he reveals the resilience of individuals confronting immediate uncertainties within the rapid evolution of an information-driven society.
In anticipation of the exhibition, an in-depth conversation between Kawashima and Meiji Hijikata, the Director of the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki, explores the motivations behind their specialization in Japanese painting. This dialogue delves into the thematic inspirations that kindle their artistic creations, providing insights into the artistic journeys of these two distinguished figures.
YU KAWASHIMA: PATHOS