Time: September 7, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Location: Serindia Gallery
Website or Map: http://www.serindiagallery.com
Phone: 02 238 6410
Event Type: art, exhibition, painting
Organized By: NEWS PORTFOLIOS*NET
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2018
For our September show and the latest Creative District Gallery Hopping Night, opening Friday 7 September 6pm onward, Serindia Gallery presents recent abstract works by New York's Japanese artist Hisako Kobayashi 小林久子.
As an abstract painter, Hisako Kobayashi art combines the diverse influences of a person who still feels a strong affinity for her native Japan, but who also received rigorous artistic training in the U.S. and who has lived in that country for most of her adult life.
Hisako exhibits regularly at the Georges Berges Gallery in Manhattan, and in 2017, one of her large works was bought by Christopher Rothko, son of famed 20th century painter Mark Rothko, who is actively involved in managing the Rothko legacy. Hisako was thrilled by this recognition, since Mark Rothko is a painter who has helped inspire her own work.
The August 2018 issue of Whitehot Magazine features a long article by celebrated art critic Donald Kuspit called, "The Feminine Sublime: Hisako Kobayashi’s Abstract Paintings." In his deep appreciation of Hisako's work, Kuspit writes: "Kobayashi’s paintings seem fraught with such excessive feeling, each and every detail pulsing with ecstatic emotion." Here is a link to the article, which is worth reading in full.
Hisako Kobayashi has been showing her art for the past 35 years on four continents. A native of Tokyo, she moved to New York City to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has two grown children and lives in an artist loft”s in downtown Manhattan with her husband.