01.12.2018 – SURFACE TENSION | Exhibition at the JAPAN Foundation in Sydney

Contemporary Japanese Painting & Drawing

November 26, 2018 – January 25, 2019

Bridging calligraphy with the unleashed expressive gesture of performance, and merging formal drawing and painting with the influence of graffiti and mural painting, this exhibition showcases four contemporary Japanese artists with new approaches to the drawn surface.

Dante Horoiwa’s delicately controlled and intimate pencil drawings share an introspective energy with Yusk Imai’s surreal painted abstractions and landscape. With vigorous mark-making, Jun Inoue’s live painting and works on canvas and Hiroyasu Tsuri/TWOONE’s new style of lightbox paintings maintain the energy of the artists’ backgrounds in street art within a fine art practice.

Curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney & Backwoods Gallery.

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, supported by Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

More info: https://jpf.org.au/events/surface-tension/



January 18, 2019 (Friday)
Free; bookings not necessary.

Mon-Fri: 10am–6pm
Sat: 10am–4pm

Closed on Sundays and public holidays
The gallery will be closed December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

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