Tokyo Weekender Guide: Yukie Ishikawa

September 1, 2018

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Yukie Ishikawa: Impermanence

In the late 1980s, Yukie Ishikawa was part of the Japanese New Painting movement in which artists explored subversive artistic languages in response to the design and advertisement culture during the bubble era. Ishikawa’s compositions originate from photographs of subject matter she finds in magazines, newspapers, and books. She deliberately obfuscates the identity of the original source material, adding new layers of lines and grids. This retouching generates a new pictorial meaning within the colors and painted forms on the surface. Blum & Poe presents a body of work spanning three decades by the Tokyo-based artist.

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