Japanese artist Kenji Inoue’s compelling canvases explore otherworldly terrains that merge the realms of the human imagination with the familiar landscapes of emotive expression. He brings together color, line, and form in new ways to construct these fantastical worlds, combining elements of the surreal and the abstract to create vistas breathtaking in scope yet infused with a weightiness of meaning that is left to the viewer to discover and interpret.
Colors are vibrant and bold in Inoue’s paintings, infusing each piece with great energy, movement, and depth. Yet there is an airy, mercurial feel in his work as well, achieved with careful brushwork and a soft touch that invites expressionist undertones into the tableau. Indeed, Inoue’s paintings are meant to be encountered face to face as the viewer is confronted with all the layers of meaning contained within. Through Inoue’s art, we are invited to remain in the now, in the experience of each profound moment that composes our human experience.