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
Yozo Abe
Pulse of Abstraction
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Untitled11   Untitled11
    Acrylic on Board
    36" x 29"
    Yozo Abe

  • Untitled 9   Untitled 9
    Acrylic on Board
    31.5" x 51"
    Yozo Abe

  • Untitled13   Untitled13
    Acrylic on Board
    36" x 29"
    Yozo Abe


Yozo Abe

YOZO ABE

Pulse of Abstraction
March 31 – April 21, 2015
Reception: Thursday, April 2, 2015 6-8 PM

Bright, confrontational, and enigmatic, the acrylic paintings of Japanese artist Yozo Abe are unmatched in verve. His painting style is chameleonic, with a style that varies with sophistication to match his message and subject matter. Yozo Abe plays with line, texture, and light in turn. However, certain graphic elements remain constant across his body of work. Colors are always vivid; space is flattened; figures are representational, but exaggerated and sharpened; and the compositions are constructed so as to throw the viewer off balance. For every piece of information that is revealed about a scene, another is withheld. Energy jolts across the canvas, figures dance – much is apparently happening, but the viewer does not know why. Yozo Abe’s world is enjoyably opaque. He describes his process as “painting in abandon,” and invites viewers to come up with their own interpretations.

Yozo Abe was born in Aichi, Japan and has exhibited in his home country as well as Spain and the United States. He is a self-taught artist.