Artist Osamu Kobayashi allows the ebb and flow of material to determine the direction of his work. He uses reductive forms and flat colors to deconstruct the world around him. Aside from aesthetics, his work plays off of abstract ideas in general—spirituality, humor, nature, relationships, psychology, time, and so on. These days, Kobayashi thinks less about meaning and just paints to paint. The same ideas still inform the work but come from a more subconscious place. It has allowed more freedom in his painting decisions, with results less preconceived. Lately, undulating strokes that overlap, caress, or barely touch is a common thread. Feelings of tension and intimacy arise in playful compositions that allude to landscapes, bodies, plants and creatures. They are self contained ecosystems allowing for multiple coexisting interpretations.
Kobayashi’s highly pigmented, vibrating surfaces create a sense of meditation in the viewer. The minimalist compositions suggest a passive narrative that allows for multiple elucidation. Mindy Solomon Gallery is excited to introduce this new body of work to Miami, a place of light and warmth and the ever present Noontide.
Mindy Solomon Gallery
8397 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33138