Artist Okoimatsu who creates city landscape drawings by gathering, copying, transferring and combining the “test writing from the pens” of notepad paper at stationery store’s pen area as material. Her solo exhibition and the first installation in Sapporo where guests can participate in, will be held at the Clark Gallery + SHIFT, from June 2nd to 29th.
In the series using notes of test writing, the cities are limited for each work and the test writings gathered in London became the landscape of London, while the lines gathered in Tokyo and Sapporo are composed of a large number of lines on the screen with images that look like landscapes in Tokyo and Sapporo respectively. Another series of works magnifies one of the collected test writing notes.
Both of them can be seen in trial writing, collision and avoidance of lines and lines, fancy‐free lines not to show to anyone, stains and blur and sometimes even a sentence like haiku poetry looking at these various aspects has been made into works to bring out charm.
In this exhibition, aside from displaying the oil paintings and drawings of the old and new series, installation work that guests can participate will be exhibited. This installation work sets up a table that visitors can test-write, imitating a pen sales shop, constructs and composes collected notes on the wall. You can enjoy the feeling of creating the artwork and the process of making landscapes and something with gathering lines.
Okoimatsu exhibition “After Someone Saw It Yesterday”
Date: June 2nd – 29th, 2017
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
Place: Clark Gallery + SHIFT
Address: 2F MUSEUM, South 3 East 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Tel: +81 (0)11 596 7752
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi