For Immediate Release
Tis the Season!
Featuring Works by Qin Feng, Taiga Chiba,
Toru Sugita, Kumiko Yasukawa
1, 2004 – January 8, 2005
Beatus (Vancouver) is pleased to present a special collection of works
to carry us from the smoky days of autumn into the cool, crisp
days of winter. Featured works will include ink
paintings by Qin Feng, ink paintings by Taiga Chiba, etchings by Toru
Sugita, and photographic-based media by Kumiko
Yakusawa. Tis the Season
will run from November 1, 2004 to January 8, 2005.
Qin Feng was born in 1961 in Xinjiang Province in China and currently works and resides in the United States. Civilization Landscapes is his most-recent series of ink paintings. Qin hopes to create his own language and system of signs and symbols, re-creating and representing ancient cultures and civilizations that disappeared long ago.
Currently living and working in Vancouver, BC, Taiga Chiba created his Ancestors and Ancient Life series using the traditional Japanese Sumi-e painting technique (painting with black ink on rice paper). Playful, spontaneous, and organic, the artist’s subjects are quirky and eccentric, reminiscent of observing single-celled life forms through a microscope or of pre-historic creatures who inhabited our world many lifetimes ago.
Toru Sugita feels moved when sunlight
touches an object strongly in the afternoon, making a momentary drama of
color and shape. These shapes and colors may change or disappear in the
next moment. Sugita tries to capture this moment and express it in
his art. Working with the intaglio process, mainly on etching and
aquatint, the artist finds he can express his feelings best using tones
of black and white. Toru Sugita lives and works in San Francisco,
in Tokyo in 1975, Kumiko Yasukawa has lived and worked in Vancouver
since 1993. Her process combines traditional and digital photographic
techniques to arrive at an aesthetic that is both ancient and
futuristic. Her most recent KUKI project
follows her previous series MIZU,
and is part of a continuing project that explores universal elements to
find renderings of the invisible - in fact making the invisible visible.
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