The Malta Independent 21 November 2018, Wednesday

Naoya Inose showcasing new works at Teatru Pjazza Rjal

Monday, 22 June 2015, 14:53 Last update: about 4 years ago

The Jean de la Valette Foundation has brought to Malta Japanese painter Naoya Inose to showcase his new works, which are on exhibit at the Teatru Pjazza Rjal in Valletta until 28 June.  The exhibition is titled after the Alice in Wonderland catchphrase: 'That's all they did tomorrow but you finished yesterday'.

This event will also include his latest works together with other works by the artist Julien Vinet.

Naoya Inose graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, where he specialised in Oil Painting and is currently based in London . His works are included in the Takahashi Collection and in the Benetton Foundation.

Inose's work explores the tension between the natural world and its grasping appropriation by human in_uence. Inose uses oil painting techniques to create both meticulously realistic landscapes and abstract oil paintings on canvas. His works of art create an inquiry of our relationship and understanding of nature. Inose also creates a debate on the role of the original masterpieces and how this has changes in the contemporary postmodern world.

Julien Vinet (b. Paris, 1980) is a painter, engraver, illustrator and designer currently based in Malta. Graduated in Fine Arts at Paris VIII and in Visual Communications at Jean Trubert Art School, Vinet discovered the strength of black and white - a passion that led him to Japan where he lived for eight years, studying calligraphy and engraving. Deeply influenced by Japanese culture, his monochromatic body of work conveys a kinetic depth, a constantly changing and layered representation of subject through fragmented and reconstructed line. Vinet's work has been the subject of several solo shows in Tokyo, Paris, Marseille and Malta, and has participated in a number of international group exhibitions.

In this show Naoya Inose, Julien Vinet and the JEVA provides a personalised interpretation of Surrealism.

Inose says: "Recently, most people live according to the nature of the world system. This is similar to

the Caucus race by Alice in wonder land. People don't know why we have been running in circles. This results in us not seeing or noticing the real world."

This show is co-produced with Lily Agius Gallery.


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