On Saturday, June 21, 2014, CHG Circa presents Kazuki Takamatsu’s “Spiral of Emotions”, including 12 new pieces and giclee prints that will show for the first time in North America.
Kazuki’s beautiful depth map paintings read like misty x-rays of anime fantasies. Always on a jet black background, these graphic spiritual essences leap off their surfaces, created in part with a 3D computer program, but painted by hand in a painstakingly detailed layering process. Each graduating spiral that emerges is perhaps a Shinto variant of Dante’s Inferno, the emotional age rings of Kazuki’s adolescent, ethereal figures. The abstract creative forces of nature are integral to Kazuki’s work. Kinetic energy rendered in gouache as hair, sound waves, and pools of water connect his compositions. In this way, Kazuki depicts the young people of Japanese society, who he believes is a generation lost in compliance with its elders.
The opening reception for "Spiral of Emotions" will be hosted Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 7-10pm at CHG Circa.
The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition is on view July 12, 2014.
Corey Helford Gallery / CHG Circa
8530A Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232