Northern Impression

Toshiya Kobayashi and Isao Yamada
1 – 21 February, 2019

“Northern Impression” is the theme of this long-awaited duo exhibition.

Toshiya Kobayashi and Isao Yamada have been friends from Hokkaido for more than 35 years. Corresponding to the Swedish winter season, their visual dialogues about night and light will be presented in sequence:

Northern Impression I: Feb 1-10, 2019
Toshiya Kobayashi, Eternal Night (明けない夜)
12:00-18:00 (closed on Monday)
Northern Impression II: Feb 12-21, 2019
Isao Yamada, Shimmering Light (睫二震エル光ノ雪)
12:00-19:00 (closed on 14 & 15 February)

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In his exhibition catalogue, The Landscape in the Mist ( Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, 2004), Isao Yamada writes about Toshiya Kobayashi who “aspires to see through his acts of erasing the world”. In the sublime tranquillity, you will find something beautiful and ephemeral which “exists within the space between the scenes”.