Jul 13th 2018

Shinnosuke Miyake: Closer

@ Matthew Rachman Gallery

1659 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, July 13th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, September 9th

Matthew Rachman Gallery is pleased to present “Closer”, Shinnosuke Miyake’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 13th with a reception from 6 – 9pm and will continue through September 9th.

Through instantaneous and impulsive brushstrokes, Japanese artist, Shinnosuke Miyake uses painting as a form of sketching. Looking through the viewfinder of a camera, he carefully selects an inch by inch square of his initial painting. Using the selection as a source for reproduction, Miyake expands on the accidental. To Miyake, this process is a form of irony within abstraction. Though the works may seem fluid at first glance, the paintings are realistically reproduced moments within a larger picture. Works in “Closer” combines freeform mark making and rigorous technical painting, by transferring key details onto new canvases. Using this self-imposed process, Miyake produces new works of expanded windows of opportunities.

In the intimate process of seeing, expanding, and reproducing on a larger scale, Miyake is forced to view the painting through a magnified perspective. Picking up on every minuscule detail, enlarging, and visualizing it on a greater surface, he relives the moment again. The viewer is confronted with details that otherwise may be overlooked.

About Shinnosuke Miyake:
Shinnosuke Miyake is a Japanese artist from Tokyo. He received his BFA from School of Visual Arts in Painting, and is currently working towards his MFA in Sculpture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Miyake’s work has been shown in New York and Chicago.

About Matthew Rachman Gallery:
Established in 2014, Matthew Rachman Gallery pairs modern furnishings and contemporary art to live amongst one another in an interior space. The gallery hosts five exhibitions a year, provides consulting services as well as hosting philanthropic events, weddings and other private functions. For more information please visit matthewrachmangallery.com

Free and open to the public.

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