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Katsumi Kimoto - Untidaled - Solo Show at Jacana Contemporary Art Gallery
By: Jessica Grajczyk
Date: 2006-03-28 15:39:34
 
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Following in the Canadian tradition of art inspired by nature, local artist Katsumi Kimoto drew from his memories of growing up in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, to inspire his latest series - Untidaled.



The paintings featured in this series capture the movement and depth of the ocean, with an electrifying intensity. Kimoto’s pieces exemplify the opposing forces of open water - calmness and tranquility mixed with the pulsating movement of the tides.

His intentions with this series were ’to achieve a modern style in my abstractions where I focus on the landscape and nature that have always inspired me,’ while incorporating ’the sensory feeling of our urban culture and new media, one of technology, a modern sense of colour and a return to the psychedelic.’ Kimoto’s brushstrokes certainly create the illusion of movement, often jagged yet circular, mimicking tidal pools and frothing wakes. The piercing contrast of the blues and whites also hints at an unnatural, psychedelic glow. Kimoto turns the opposing concepts of nature and modernization into a beautiful exercise in visual stimulation on hand-stretched canvas.
Kimoto turns the opposing concepts of nature and modernization into a beautiful exercise in visual stimulation on hand-stretched canvas.


Kimoto creates depth in his pieces by applying layer upon layer of aquatic hues between transparent blankets of clear lacquer. In some pieces he incorporates flashes of warm reds and oranges, which add an element of surprise and opposing heat energy. His goal of constantly stimulating the viewer’s eyes is achieved perfectly in the Untidaled series.

Following this show, Kimoto plans to return to the studio to begin work on a larger scale. Look for more from Katsumi Kimoto sometime next fall.



Check out the beautiful works from the Untidaled series in person at Jacana Contemporary Art Gallery (2435 Granville Street) from now until March 29th. You can reach Katsumi Kimoto at kats_kimoto@hotmail.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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