Exhibition of Japanese graphic artist Yuji Hiratsuki - "Life in the Age of Gendai" 16+ automatic translate
с 15 Мая
по 22 Июля
Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
Yuji Hiratsuki’s exhibition “Life in the Age of Gendai,” that is, in the modern era, opens the creative world of an artist belonging to the cultures of East and West at the same time.
The exhibition presents about 40 graphic works embodying reflections on today’s life, the dialogue of cultures and art in an era of global circulation of artistic images. In a witty and original manner, the artist develops the traditions of ukiyo-e - pictures of the changing world, transferring canonical Japanese themes to the everyday life of megalopolises and confronting them with universal images of cosmopolitan Western culture.
Building on the original chronicle of Corvallis’s everyday life, a small American town in which Yuji Hiratsuka settled, it includes in its field of attention a variety of impressions from traveling around the USA and annual trips to Japan, creating collective images of people encountered in the course of life.
Yuji Hiratsuka works in the technique of printed graphics, the complexity and impeccable perfection of which are one of the main achievements of the fine arts of Japan. In the works of Hiratsuki, the intaglio intaglio method is combined with the reception of tires-colle, the printing on a special sort of the thinnest paper, which gives the impressions a special grace.
About the author:
Yuji Hiratsuka is a graphic artist, professor at the College of Free Arts at the University of Oregon, USA. Born in 1954 in Japan, in the city of Osaka. Since 1985 he has been living and working in the USA, since 2010 he has been actively involved in international projects. Numerous solo exhibitions of the artist were held in the USA, Korea, Canada and Northern Ireland. In Russia, his works were exhibited in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Irkutsk, but in St. Petersburg his exhibition is held for the first time. Hiratsuki’s works are in the collections of the British Museum, Tokyo Central Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Cleveland Art Museum, Sackler Gallery (The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art), New York Public Library, Museum of East in Moscow.