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Our Way to the Forest by Yuichi Hirako



Opening Reception Friday April 22, 6 - 8pm



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.

Exhibition on view through June 4, 2016


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Hirako  Memories Of My Garden, My House#3, 2012, 39.37" x 35.4", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Lost In Thought 18, 2016, 72" x 120", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Lost In Thought 9, 2014, 64" x 74", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Day By Day, 2016, 60" x 90", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Memories Of My Garden, It Reminds Me Of Your Name, 2012, 39.37" x 35.4", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Lost In Thought 10, 2015, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Lost In Thought 12, 2015, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Full Bloom 3, 2015, 20.87'' x 17.91'', acrylic on canvas
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Hirako  Boy 88, 16" x 6" x 3.5", mixed media
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Hirako  Boy 93, 29" x 9.5" x 7", mixed media
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Hirako  Boy 94, 18" x 17' x 11", mixed media
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Hirako  Boy 77, 18" x 8.75" x 4.75", mixed media