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Kenji Inoue
Collective Exhibition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Kenji Inoue

KENJI INOUE

Collective Exhibition
October 27 – November 17, 2020
Reception: Thursday, October 29, 2020 6-8 PM

Japanese artist Kenji Inoue prefers not to discuss his work. A firm believer in painting as uniquely capable of communicating the ineffable, Inoue leaves it to the audience to interpret his work. Not only does the artist approach painting as a language unto itself, but in his work he also tends to represent a self-contained world apart from ours. Inoue depicts elaborate dreamlike landscapes, inviting the viewer to travel with him through their fantastical spaces. 


The artist applies paint freely and loosely, usually using oil or acrylic on canvas. Fluid brush strokes and thin washes of paint contribute to an atmospheric feel of his work. In Inoue’s fantasy realms air and water are by far the dominant elements. While the artist generally stays within the framework of representational painting, referencing recognizable objects and characters, his landscapes could also be “read” as abstractions. Inoue’s adept use of his medium allows him to successfully navigate between the two traditions. The representational elements of his work often carry symbolic meaning, whose interpretation the artist leaves to the viewers.