Opening Reception Friday April 22 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibition on view through June 4, 2016
Painter, sculptor and, sound performance artist Yuichi Hirako was born in 1982 in Okayama, Japan.
He graduated in 2005 from Wimbledon College of Art in London and presently lives and works in Tokyo.
Hirako paints brilliant and fantastical scenes in deep and wild forests where plant-like humans intermingle with elements natural and man-made.
The artist is interested in the different meanings given to nature depending on religious and cultural backgrounds. In Japanese tradition, the forest is regarded as mystical and sacred, while in Western folklore, the forest is often portrayed as wild and barbaric. As all societies move towards greater dominance over nature, Hirako examines the desire for humans to coexist with the natural world.
Hirako has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout Europe and Japan including Christoffer Egelund Gallery,Museum of Contemporary Art Japan