"Listen to the Solitude" in Meguru Yamaguchi’s Latest Solo ExhibitionSculptural paintings inspired by flows of energy.
Meguru Yamaguchi is the New York City-based artist best known for his sculptural paintings portraying unruly brushstrokes. Meguru recently launched two concurrent solo exhibitions in Tokyo under the singular title, “Listen to the Solitude.” For both shows, the artist displays a selection of new three-dimensional pieces that are inspired by the “dynamics of solar prominence,” meditative states and the flow of energy inside the human body. “The main theme of this entire show is the flow of the energy that is channeled inside me, onto this earth and universally,” said the artist to HYPEBEAST.
The centerpiece of the show is Meguru’s first-ever 3D sculpture edition entitled PROMINENCE NO. 1 that takes on the silhouette of what appears to be a mystical, fox-like creature in black, white and blue tones. Accompanying this inaugural work is a collaborative edition of prints realized by Meguru alongside photographers Go Itami and Hiroyuki Seo entitled ENERGY FLOW. Rounding out the installments is a flurry of massive brushstroke paintings lining up the white-walled gallery rooms in contrasting hues. One of these pieces is a 12-foot tall painting entitled MÖBIUS NO. 18.
“Meguru was inspired by the strangely bent trees in Sedona, Arizona where it is said that a magnetic field or vortex exists that affects the growth of trees and their peculiar shapes. Meguru is enamored by this phenomena as well as a meditation he underwent inside a concentrated saline water insolation tank. Whilst inside the tank, he realized that there are energy flows everywhere from himself and throughout the world – the energy of the sun affects our lives and the earth too, and he wanted express this in his artworks,” as per a statement.
“LISTEN TO THE SOLITUDE” is currently on view at OIL by Bijutsutecho until September 6 in Shibuya and at Ginza Tsutaya Books through September 14. PROMINENCE NO. 1 and ENERGY FLOW artworks are currently available to purchase through a raffle until September 6 on this website.
In other exhibitions, SFMOMA will present a new retrospective on the revered painter, Joan Mitchell.
“LISTEN TO THE SOLITUDE”
OIL by Bijutsutecho
15‐1 Udagawacho Shibuya Parco 2F
Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza Tsutaya Books
6-10-1 Ginza Six 6F, Ginza
Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture