Richard Gorman, Emotional Geometry
Chigasaki City Museum of Art, Japan
7 April - 2 June 2019
We will have an exhibition of Richard Gorman, a leading artist from Ireland, Milan an Japan with production bases around the world.
Born in Dublin in 1946, Gorman studied business administration at the prestigious Trinity College and got a job in the automotive industry, but was unable to abandon his dream from a boyhood and entered art school at the age of 31 and became a painter I have taken a step. My relationship with Japan is old, and since I met Echizen Washi made at Iwano Hirasaburo Paper Mill in Fukui Prefecture in the 90's, I have used it in subsequent works as an important material. The delicate works of Japanese paper are in stark contrast to the solid form of canvas with canvas.
The feature of Gorman's work is the combination of geometric shapes that are color-coded in exquisite colors. These films, organic and playful, are described by the Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan as "Emotional Geometry".
Goman, who had longed for Shonan land from Junichiro Tanizaki's literature, visited Chigasaki City Museum of Art in 2015. Since then, I have created works on the premise of the exhibition at the same building.
It is one of the purposes of this exhibition to try to blend the aesthetics nurtured in Ireland with the culture of Shonan and Chigasaki. Through about 20 "emotional geometric shapes", we viewers may be able to remember the feelings that they have slept and forgotten.