Gen Miyamura "Image Langue: Linear Code"
Exhibition: 19 January – 22 February 2012
Opening Party: 19 January from 19:00
Private View: 18 January from 19:00 - 20:00 (Invitation Only)
Artist Talk: 18 January from 20:00 - 21:00 (RSVP needed)
ICN gallery proudly presents "Image Langue: Linear Code" by artist Gen Miyamura.One of the visionary modern Japanese calligraphy artists of his generation, Gen Miyamura is a pioneer of new image creation by combining an understanding of Sho (calligraphy) as art with his unique view and Japanese calligraphy aesthetics. This exhibition will premiere new artworks from his "Image Langue (2010)" project where the Bokusho-style of calligraphy is given a uniquely redefined meaning of abstract expressionism with the inclusion of a language element. This is a project that will be the foundation of new beginnings of calligraphy art. Come dive into Miyamura's tranquil world.
Gen Miyamura (b. 1980; Shizuoka Japan)
"Bokusho" artist (avant-garde Japanese calligraphy)
Miyamura graduated from Niigata University with a Master's Degree in Calligraphy. Sublimating the beauty of traditional characters and abstract expression through radical approaches, he has developed his works in various media and fields, from design to fine art. He has won a range of awards including the prizes at Mainichi Shodo Exhibition & Association, which is the most honorable calligraphy exhibition in Japan.