Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Orii Kazuyoshi (折井和良) Exhibition at Gallery La Mer - (2010/01)

I had a look at Orii Kaz's interesting and cool art exhibit in Gallery La Mer in the Okano Building on Tuesday, and after looking at the art for a bit, we went out and explored the Okuno Building a little.  More on that in a second, but first, here's his promotional postcard for the event:
I liked all of his stuff, including the image used for the postcard, but there was one image I particularly liked, and since it had a red dot for "Sold" below it, apparently someone else agreed.  Later when we went out building exploring, I asked him if he had some concept in mind for his batch of art.  He said "Concept..." and looked off into space thinking, and suddenly I realized that good art is good art and "concepts" are often for gimmicky sub-art that needs some sophistic reason to exist.  Good art should look good of its own accord without needing a gimmick to prop it up.  Well - whatever!  In any case, Kaz's art just looks good - concept or no concept!

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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