March 4, 2022
Hebime has intrigued many by his distinctive “Acrylic Scratching” technique, which excavates innumerable expressions through multiple layers of acrylic paints. However, regarding his formative newness, the artist himself is indifferent about whether or not his methods should be classified as “contemporary art”.
According to the artist, the words 'wakeru' (to distinguish) and 'wakaru' (to appreciate) are etymologically the same. People understand the means through distinguishing and differentiating. The work is only the result of the one observing by classifying. Thus, the act of seeing becomes endless as the number of times perceived; becoming a mere mass of paint, an art brut, or contemporary art. Perhaps, not even a painting. What exists is in fact, infinite to which objects are being perceived.
March 4 - 26, 2022View Gallery Exhibition