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Varda Caivano’s solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery

Varda Caivano, “Untitled”, 2019, water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen, 90.9 x 57.6 cm (frame: 150.9 x 117.6 cm), ©Varda Caivano, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of London-based painter Varda Caivano, on view from October 11 to November 9. Born in Buenos Aires in 1971, Caivano has been based in the UK since the early 2000s. This will be her fourth solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, and she will be showing her latest works. In her artistic practice, the process of painting itself is her main concern. While Kaivano focuses on the process of her work, she also pays attention to materiality. Her works are organized around the basic characteristics of “painting”: diverse colors, brushstrokes, and rich layers. In this exhibition, she has broadened her paintings to include works that emphasize the blank space within the work. Unlike her previous works, which were painted on the entire surface of a neatly arranged canvas, she emphasizes the space of colorlessness and challenges the use of coarse linen cloth. It is the margins that make infinite space possible from the limited space of the canvas. Therefore, the margins of her works stimulate the imagination of the audience beyond the margins. It can be said that she has developed her works in various ways of expression while maintaining her own unique style. The Installation view of Varda Caivano’s solo exhibition (2019) ©Varda Caivano, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery The Installation view of Varda Caivano’s solo exhibition (2019) ©Varda Caivano, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery Focusing only on what is painted, it is not completely different from her previous works. Her theme remains the same, she has just changed the way she expresses it effectively or in diverse ways. Materiality also stands out, as Caivano focuses on “process”. What is the “process” in her work? It could be a repetition of decisions and observations, like what kind of collage to make. It could also be the thought of matching colors on the canvas. As a result, her works become traces of a process that includes materiality, her concerns, and time. The traces of her time and concerns do not seem to be specific depictions (descriptions). Caivano herself considers her work as follows. “I think of painting less as representation and more as a kind of presentation in the context of poetry and music.” (Varda Caivano interview.” Infinite Paintings that Stir the Imagination,” Interviewer Kotaro Shimada, Bijutsu Techo, February 2017). In addition, this exhibition, her fourth solo show at Tomio Koyama Gallery since 2016, will feature nine of her latest paintings and a new selection of framed works, including collages, drawings, and paintings on paper. In addition, the colors used in the new series have been changed from the previous series: the previous series “Grey Paintings”, which was shown in his solo exhibition in Japan in 2016, used mainly gray colors, while the new series shows more vivid colors such as red, yellow, and green. In this new series, the colors are more vivid, such as red, yellow, and green. In a word, her works are not stagnant in the canvas, but seem to have a fluid rhythm, like the context of poetry or music. Her new way of presenting her work, especially with the use of frames and deliberate margins, brings out the best of her fluid themes. Varda Caivano’s solo exhibition DATES: Friday, October 11, 2019 – Saturday, November 9, 2019) Opening hours : 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Free admission. Article written by: Jeongeun Jo Born in Korea, lives in Japan. One of the members of TRiCERA, she graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. She is also an artist herself.

Shinzo Okuokahttps://www.tricera.net/
Born in 1992 in Tokyo, Japan. After studying Indian philosophy at university, he worked at a publishing company as a deputy editor of an art magazine and a shrine magazine, where he was involved in planning and editing magazines and books. 2019 he joined TRiCERA, a start-up company, where he was in charge of developing Japan's first cross-border e-commerce site specializing in contemporary art, managing artists, and launching the company's own on-demand media. He is also in charge of developing Japan's first cross-border e-commerce site specializing in contemporary art, managing artists, and launching the company's own owned media. He is a fast writer, and when he was working for a magazine, he was able to write 150 pages in a month by himself.

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