Since winning the newcomer's prize at the Japanese Print Association Exhibition in 1970, Japanese printmaker Seiko Kawachi has been receiving international recognition and exhibiting his artworks in many galleries around the world.
From July 6 to August 5, Kawachi's select works will make their way to ARDEL's Third Place Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand. With semi-abstract style and mostly dark backgrounds, Kawachi's works are known for its depiction of modern urban life.
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery, 137-137/1 Sukhumvit 55, Klongtan-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok
Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 8 PM; Free Admission
From the museum:
“I began my print expressions in the woodblock medium from about 1969. Since then, I have been producing my art works with having questions who I am and what is a society where I am living now. And, I have been continuing to search what is the best way to express our current society. And one my biggest theme is to think about the existence of human beings in modern society.
I believe that CULTURE is born out of the customs which came from each country’s natural and social environments. I am exhibiting my art works from “Majestic II” (1994) to “Poem of Universe (KI-SHO-TEN-KETSU)” (2017) and I think that these works well represent the Japanese culture and I hope you will appreciate our culture through this exhibition.
Buddhism thought and philosophy in Orient have great influence on human culture. I am also thinking about myself based on the Buddhist thought. The theme “Cosmic View” which I am expressing in those works could be said the existence of a large galaxy that Buddha attained enlightenment 2500 years ago.
I think that all my art works is to express my inner thought which reflects the existence of nature. I am very happy if you could feel my Cosmic View through this exhibition.”