We are pleased to announce an exhibition Variations in Itoshima by Yvan Mas on July 20(Sat.) & 21(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Yvan Mas is a French/Spanish artist living near Barcelona, Spain. He has exhibited in France, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and the United States. His most relevant exhibition was at Space K Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo. He has studied with Professor Luc Peltriaux in Toulouse in his youth but is mainly self taught. Yvan has been awarded as finalist at several awards such as Honda, Torres García and the prestigious BMW.
For this exhibition I continue my work but with the elements that I find are most used in Japan, like wood and paper.
I also intend to give freewill to my expression through a series of inks and water colours, as I believe that my watercolours have a close relation with Japanese philosophy as being derived from Shintoism and its respect for the elements and time on objects. What I paint with water is altered but the humidity, the heat and the wind of Itoshima, and I have to accept the interaction of these local elements on my paintings.
My works with wood and paper are more meditated, and more defined with previous drawings and variations with a research for harmony and perfection.
Yvan Mas “Variations in Itoshima”
Exhibition style: Collages of engraving paper on painted wood standing structures
Date: July 20 (Saturday) and 21 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk at 16:00 on both days.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held on July 25(Thu.) – 27(Sat.).
Yvan Mas received an art funding from Institut Ramon Llull to complete the residency at Studio Kura.