展覧会情報 Damien MOLONY 「FOUR SCULPTED SCENES」

オーストラリア人の作家が大阪在住時に触れた、葬送や祭事にかかわる造形についての絵画です。

開催期間
2010年1月12日(火)~1月17日(日)  会期中無休
開館時間
11:00~19:00 (最終日は17:00まで)
開催場所
SPACE D
展示内容
絵画
作家名
Damien MOLONY
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FOUR SCULPTED SCENES is my attempt to engage with the area in which I lived in Osaka in 2009. 

I came to Japan with the intention of trying to paint what I saw, but with no real understanding of what the country looked like. I began by drawing the immediate area around our house, which included the cemetery at the top of our street. While I wasn't looking to establish a theme in my paintings, I gravitated towards subjects that were familiar in an environment that was otherwise foreign.

I found a simplicity and order in the gravestones of the cemetery that was missing in the general streetscape of Toyonaka. It helps that I understand something of the sacred. The apparent contrast with the modern, secular Japan was interesting.

As I realized I wouldn't learn enough Japanese to speak to our neighbors and that my ability to engage with people would occur almost entirely in English, I began to explore the medieval idea that iconography can transmit meaning to the illiterate. In the end I doubt it, but I can't paint like Giotto.

I have also included paintings of more immediate experiences in the area, like the Tenjin Matsuri and the experience of being a tourist at Horyu-ji. Lastly, I've included some of the mundane aspects of my life that kept my head healthy, such as the books I read.


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Damien MOLONY

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