SEIZAN Gallery Tokyo, New York is delighted to announce our participation for the first time ever in Market Art & Design The Hamptons. It takes place at The Bridgehampton Museum from August 12 through 15.
We will present new and recent work of three women artists: Yasuko Hasumura, Eri Iwasaki and Rose Morant. Each artist masterfully utilizes traditional materials of art making as they explore their unique vision in highly contemporary expressions.
Yasuko Hasumura (b.1958, Hokkaido, Japan) manipulates Japanese washi paper and sumi ink into a unique abstract expression, capturing air, light or a fleeting instant onto canvas. Hasumura studied oil painting at Tama Art University and contemporary art theory under Lee Ufan. Greatly influenced by her encounter with Noh theatre, which she describes as a “soul-trembling experience,” Hasumura recreates this experience onto canvas.
Eri Iwasaki (b. 1968, Hyogo, Japan) circumvents the boundaries of Nihonga, the traditional Japanese painting style. While exploring new techniques via the traditional mediums of mineral pigments, shell powders and gold leaves, Iwasaki powerfully interprets her favorite subjects: nuanced portraits of women and children. Amid haunting dreamlike atmospheres, the strong and willful faces of Iwasaki's portraits appear both real and divine; archaic and contemporary.
Rose Morant (b. 1963, Paris, France) has extensive experience of working with artisans in Asia as a collaborator with European luxury fashion and homeware brands. After changing careers and becoming a full-time artist, she began creating sculptural works made of “flower powder.” The powder is derived from dried petals collected from a pagoda in Myanmar and mixed with black lacquer by a local family of artisans. With this unique and vernacular material, Morant presents rhythmic sculptures and golden panels which offer the viewer an epiphanic yet serene experience of strolling in nature.
SEIZAN Gallery : Booth B33
General Hours Select VIP Preview: Thursday, Aug 12th - 1:00-5:00 Opening Evening: Thursday, Aug 12th - 5:00-9:00 Public Hours: Aug 13th - 11:00-7:00 Aug 14th - 11:00-7:00 Aug 15th - 11:00-6:00
Location: The Bridgehampton Museum 2368 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Eri Iwasaki. Tiny Night, Tiny Light, 2021. Mineral pigment, gofun, gold leaf on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel. 35.8 x 35.8 inches (91 x 91 cm)
Photo by GION