• New Painting, Untitled Painting 029

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    Untitled Painting 029, 60 x 48 inches, acrylic, 2017

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    Untitled Painting 029 (detail)

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    Untitled Painting 029 (detail)

     

  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 028

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    Untitled painting 028, 60″ x 48″, acrylic, 2017
    Untitled Painting 028, 60 x 48 inches, acrylic on wood panel, 2017

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    Detail of Untitled Painting 028

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    Detail of Untitled Painting 028

  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 027

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    Untitled Painting 027, 60″ x 48″, acrylic and charcoal, 2016

  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 026

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    Untitled Painting 026, 60" x 41", acrylic and charcoal, 2016
    Untitled Painting 026, 60 x 41 inches, acrylic, charcoal and graphite, 2016

  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 025

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    Here is a new painting

     

    Untitled Painting 025, 60" x 48", acrylic and charcoal, 2016
    untitled painting 025, 60″ x 48″, acrylic and charcoal, 2016

     

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  • New Print, B17-04

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    Here is a new print.

    For more info about Piezography process see here and here.

     

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    B17-04, size varied, Piezography on archival cotton rag paper, 2016

  • New Print, B14-18

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    Here is a new print. This is the 4th Piezography print.

    For more info about Piezography process see here and here.

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    B14-18, size varied, Piezography on archival cotton rag paper, 2016

  • New Print, B17-19

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    Here is a third Piezography print.


    B17-19(print)B17-19, size varied, Piezography on archival cotton rag paper, 2016

     

  • New Print, B17-22

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    Finally, here is a second Piezography print.

    Making Piezography prints turns out to be much more challenging than I expected.  The subtle differences between an image on a screen and an image on paper are quite large when one actually confronts them.

    I suppose that the difficulty partially comes from the fact that the images are already done on screen.  There is a step of translating in printing them.  As I already mentioned, our computer screen generally has a much wider range of dark and light, but on paper we have a tactile subtlety that can’t be matched with an image on screen, at least not today.  The Piezography printer setup simply has the capability to print with higher resolution than what we see on screen.  Also there must be some fundamental differences in perceiving an image with an artificial light source behind the screen and an actual object reflecting a natural light source.

    As we are all aware, the visual experience on the web truncates part of our perception and renders it somewhat different than the actual experience.  But I guess that’s a topic that should be discussed separately.

    Jon Cone, the developer of Piezography, provides a preview setting for Photoshop which mimics how the image will appear on paper.  The setting is quite useful in the process and I will certainly use it for making new images.

    I can describe the general difference between screen and paper but simply translating it mechanically just doesn’t work as you’d imagine.  It’s like playing the same song with different instruments perhaps.  I want to fully utilize the timbre of the printing method.  And since I am the one who came up with the visual narrative, naturally, I feel the liberty of turning the process into a whole new making process.

    Anyway, I’m very happy with the print.  Hope you like it too.

     

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  • The Recent Paintings will be at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts, NYC

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    The next show will be all paintings.  I’m very excited to share the work with you.  The show opens 9/10/2015 at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts.  The opening reception is from 6pm to 8pm.  Everyone is invited!

     

    Press release from Lori Bookstein Fine Art:
    Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings
    September 10 – October 17, 2015

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Hiroyuki Hamada. This is the artist’s third solo-show with the gallery.

    Rigorously painted on paper and then mounted on canvas and board, these paintings maintain the same level of craftsmanship that are characteristic of the artist’s sculptural practice. Executed in a fully realized gray-scale (save one painting in which an icy blue predominates) the paintings utilize a similar mixture of acrylic, charcoal, enamel, graphite and oil that the artist uses to polychrome his sculpture.

    The artist writes of his work:

    It’s been my habit to draw for many years. My sculptures often start from drawings and so do my prints. But it took me twenty years to go back to full-fledged paintings.

    The process of making paintings can be faster (than, for example, the building process of a sculpture) more flexible, and it can allow spontaneous happenings and development of visual narratives, which can lead to a glimpse of depth and the richness of who we really are.

    But I’m also rediscovering how draining and strenuous the process can be. It is the process of dropping all my daily concerns and opening all my antennas to feel beyond my ordinary spheres and gaze back into myself, all the while putting my faith in the mostly fruitless struggle of digging and building toward the rare confrontation with the moment of a resolution.

    It is certainly one of the most meaningful activities for me but it is one of the most challenging acts as well.

    May 29th, 2015

    Hiroyuki Hamada was born in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He moved to the United States at the age of 18. Hamada studied at West Liberty State College, WV before receiving his MFA from the University of Maryland. Hamada has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States including his previous exhibitions, Hiroyuki Hamada and Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures, at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. He was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2009 and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998. Most recently, Hamada’s work was featured in Tristan Manco’s Raw + Material = Art (Thames & Hudson). The artist lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

    Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings will be on view from September 10 – October 17, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 6-8 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. For additional information and/or visual materials, please contact Joseph Bunge at (212) 750-0949 or by email at joseph@loribooksteinfineart.com.

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art
    138 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    Between 18th and 19th Streets

    Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30-6:00
    Closed: August 9 – September 9, 2015

    Telephone | 212.750.0949
    Email | info@loribooksteinfineart.com

     

     

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