Closer: Works by Shinnosuke Miyake

Closer: Works by Shinnosuke Miyake
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Matthew Rachman Gallery is pleased to present Closer, Shinnosuke Miyake’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 13th with a reception from 6 - 9pm and will continue through September 9th.

Through instantaneous and impulsive brushstrokes, Japanese artist, Shinnosuke Miyake uses painting as a form of sketching. Looking through the viewfinder of a camera, he carefully selects an inch by inch square of his initial painting. Using the selection as a source for reproduction, Miyake expands on the accidental. To Miyake, this process is a form of irony within abstraction. Though the works may seem fluid at first glance, the paintings are realistically reproduced moments within a larger picture. Works in Closer combines freeform mark making and rigorous technical painting, by transferring key details onto new canvases. Using this self-imposed process, Miyake produces new works of expanded windows of opportunities.

In the intimate process of seeing, expanding, and reproducing on a larger scale, Miyake is forced to view the painting through a magnified perspective. Picking up on every minuscule detail, enlarging, and visualizing it on a greater surface, he relives the moment again. The viewer is confronted with details that otherwise may be overlooked.

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Matthew Rachman Gallery
1659 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago  Illinois  60622
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