530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Nobuko Saji
Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Luna Sequence   Luna Sequence
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 24"
    Nobuko Saji

  • Prelude I   Prelude I
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 30"
    Nobuko Saji

  • Stardust II   Stardust II
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 24"
    Nobuko Saji

  • Unity II   Unity II
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Nobuko Saji


Nobuko Saji

NOBUKO SAJI

Breaking with Realism
September 2 - September 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday September 7, 2017 6-8 PM

For Nobuko Saji, making art is a meditative experience. In her paintings, she connects with spirit of the physical world. “I harvest my creative power from nature,” she says, and in her hands nature’s rhythms and motifs are transformed into strong yet subtle graphic patterns. The circle in particular is dominant in her work. She notes that the circle’s power is central to Japanese art and Zen Spirit, representing the principles of minimalism and an underlying sense of simplicity. Those features are reflected in her images, in which even slight shifts in color, form and texture can reveal a variety of meanings.

 

But while simplicity is at the heart of Saji’s style, her methods of realizing that simplicity are varied. In her mixed media paintings, materials such as plaster, gels, acrylics and oil paint are combined. That mix of textures results in works with a vital, complex physical presence. By combining that physicality with the sense of balance that underlies each image, the artist presents us with a distinctive world. Born in Japan, she lives and works in the U.S.


Invitation to Nobuko Saji's exhibition
Read Nobuko Saji's artist statement and view art for sale on ARTmine.com

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984