Whitestone Gallery Taipei Zhong Xiao is pleased to present Go Yayanagi’s solo exhibition “Pop-Uki”, a term invented by artist himself to reflect the peculiarity of his paintings and sculptural works from 1960 onward.

“Pop-Uki” comes from blending of “pop art” and “Ukiyo-e”, named after Yayanagi’s signature style of paintings and prints with clean and refined black lines and bright colors. Yayanagi believes that Ukiyo-e is a traditional form of Japanese pop art and he tries to filter contemporary pop culture and his experiences through this traditional form with a new aesthetical approach. His work also reveals the influence of his extensive travels to Europe, South America, and other places.

Go Yayanagi’s art has been collected by museums worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Municipal Museum of Modern Art (Paris), The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka), and more.

We cordially invite you to come visit to this precious opportunity.

Taipei ZhongXiao


13F, No.7, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City, 106, Taiwan (R.O.C)

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Opening Hours: 12:00 - 19:00
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After dropping out of University, Go Yayanagi moves to São Paulo (Brazil) and engages in various creative activities there. Yayanagi travels a lot around the world, then, transfers to Paris where he becomes to study under the copperplate printing's master, S.W. Hayter. Yayanagi's works are presented at many exhibitions, among which the 11th São Paulo Biennial (1957) is included. The Artist considers art as something that should exist in every living space casually rather than something that is prominent displayed ostentatiously. Yayanagi creates works in a wide range of formats, from oil painting, printing, mosaic mural and stained glass, to textile and fashion design. The artist successfully visualizes the social conditions of the time, combining bold composition of color planes, vivid colors produced by removing unnecessary shadows, eroticism presented in a cheerful tone, and his humor, like putting puzzle piece together. The abundant exoticism the artist experienced in his youth embraces him, and that seems to make his art borderless beyond any logic, a long way ahead of the trend of the world.


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