Juxtapoz Magazine - Jack & Venus: Susumu Kamijo @ Jack Hanley, NYC

Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to present Jack & Venus, an exhibition of new will work by New York-primarily based artist Susumu KamijoJack & Venus spans throughout two galleries and will open up concurrently at Venus About Manhattan’s 55 Excellent Jones Road place. In this exhibition, Kamijo will exhibit a new series of his signature poodle paintings. These daring and dynamic figures have formulated more into abstraction which makes it possible for for the artist’s exploration of shape, coloration, and technique to stand out.


In this physique of function, Kamijo is centered on a few primary aspects: the poodle’s facial area, the landscape, and the over-all composition of these factors. Whilst the poodle is the regular subject of the paintings, the artist has manufactured it clear that it is not the poodle itself that he is concerned with but alternatively the unanticipated sorts that it can take on. These new works are cropped into a type of portraiture- the viewer sees lips, teeth, and eyes gazing back again at them serenely, joyfully, or fiercely. As the facial area is emphasized, the viewer is equipped to get in the styles, colours, and lines, all coming alongside one another to stand for the subject matter. Kamijo’s dynamic abstractions are additional complemented by the comfortable, rounded foliage of the landscapes they are settled in, as perfectly as the tiny circles in the upper left or suitable corner, resembling the solar or the moon relying on their colour.

The artist’s expressive technique is evident through this collection. Visible brushstrokes and paint drips are balanced by daring strains and styles. The repetition of imagery blended with the distinctive evolution of model and method outcome in paintings that are at when familiar and totally new. 

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