TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY, Osaka
A native from France, Dominique Lutringer got his BFA at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Aix En Provence. Currently living in Japan, he works also in Singapore with regular periods of time in Europe for collaborative works.
Lutringer’s work can be understood as metaphors of space and nature. It consists of minimalist approaches that are characterized by a combination of vibrant black shades and soft earthy tones. His work also explores the interaction between geometry and nature in Japanese aesthetics, where the recreation of nature in a tight space creates a sensation of tranquility. From the earliest pieces to the ones recently completed, they attempt to get closer to the core of minimalist representation by constantly revisiting the history of contemporary art, erasing useless features, and eliminating its decorative aspects. Through a minimal approach, his work expresses an abstract interpretation of nature, through textures, colors, tones and values.
Masaaki Yamada is an established Japanese painter. He was born in Tokyo in the 1930s and passed away in 2010.
He pursued his original investigations on the possibilities of painting since WWll and his achievement is one of the highest peaks in the history of abstract art in Japan. He worked aggressively from the1940s up until his death, however he only received belated recognition in the late 1970s. For the 50 years of his artist carrier, he produced an extensive oeuvre comprising approximately 5,000 works.
In addition, in recent years Japanese post-war art has been refocused on internationally with Yamada as one of the new viewpoint artists, with his work receiving a lot of attention, such as his solo show held at Frieze Masters in London in October 2016. Also in Japan, his first retrospective exhibition is being held at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Tokyo and sTokyo in Japan, marking 6 years since his death.