Caelum Gallery is proud to present a solo show by the painter Keigo Morita.
Morita never let's his audience forget the roots of his painting - Japanese culture, even though he embraces Western techniques and outlooks. The artist found a source of delightful textures, colors and patterns, as well as inspiration, in Kimono. He cuts them up and uses them as a base for paintings. Kimono designs are, of course, flat. Morita revels in depicting three-dimensional realty. These two - flat and full - creates a dynamic tension throughout his work. A fully described, rounded torso of a woman, or a town scene with the buildings perspective plunging towards a vanishing point, play off of the adamantly flat base of kimono. This seventy-year-old artist took up painting at age forty-five, and he approaches his art with gusto and youthfulness.
Reception: Thursday, October 31, 2019 6pm-8pm