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Artist Talk with Yoshihito Kawase

Sato Sakura Gallery Special Event
「Artist Talk with Yoshihito Kawase」
- 2019 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program -

Yoshihito Kawase ‘Cherry Blossoms‘ 2015

Yoshihito Kawase ‘Cherry Blossoms‘ 2015


Location : Sato Sakura Gallery - 501 West 20th Street New York, NY10011
Event date and time : Saturday, July 13th 2:00PM-3:30PM

In conjunction with the Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, Sato Sakura Gallery proudly welcomes 2019 program award winner and Japanese Nihonga painter Yoshihito Kawase for a special artist talk event.

In his compositions of flora, fauna, and dramatic landscapes, Kawase masterfully blends both modern and orthodox techniques in his use of Nihonga materials - washi paper, gold leaf, sumi-ink, and natural mineral pigments. While upholding the classical aesthetics of yohaku no bi, or ‘ the beauty of empty space,’ Kawase simultaneously explores new avenues for expression through delicate brushwork, bold composition, and rich colour palette.

During the course of this event, we will speak with Kawase about how Nihonga paintings are made, philosophy, techniques, and his own journey as an artist. In doing so we seek to illuminate both the rare talents of Yoshihito Kawase as a Nihonga painter, and the enchanting beauty of this classical artform.

About the Ronin|Globus Artist in Residence Program 

The annual Ronin|Globus Artist-in-Residence Program seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue through Japan’s vanguard of visual art while providing an opportunity for emerging and mid-career Japanese visual artists to live, work, and exhibit in New York City.

Each year the selected Artist-in-Residence will be the featured artist in Ronin Gallery’s summer exhibition, Contemporary Talents of Japan. In addition, they will receive up to a one month stay at Globus Washitsu in central Manhattan, a $1,000 cash stipend, and a round-trip ticket between Tokyo and NYC. During their time in New York, the Artist-in-Residence will have an en plein air studio in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

Public lectures, demonstrations, and other events will take place at Ronin Gallery, Globus Washitsu, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and other venues during the artist's stay in New York.