Untitled, 2019

Miami Beach 2019
Taka Ishii Gallery
Oil on canvas
91.0 x 65.2 (cm)
35.8 x 25.7 (inch)
Born in 1966 in Kyoto, a graduate from the Kyoto City University of Arts (MFA, painting) in 1993, Hoki lives and works in Kyoto. In his works, lively and independent lines appeared simultaneously abstract and figurative against the white ground. He has further evolved his unique technique of painting with two brushes simultaneously to create doubled lines comprising color separations of black–one dark blue and one reddish brown. For many years, Hoki has addressed the themes of “ground” and “scale” in his works. Since 2012, he has inserted “dirt” into the ground, which had hitherto been understood as a neutral space in and against which figurative lines created forms. His latest work, based on the new idea that the roles of dirt, line, and ground are determined posteriori through their relation, realize a complex spatiality. Additionally, focusing on the physicality of abstract painting, Hoki has started to produce canvases of various sizes. The creative lines and forms, and their relation, indicate the physicality of the work as well as potential plentitude of painting. He has exhibited at “ASSEMBRIDGE NAGOYA 2017,” Former Minato Dormitory of Nagoya customs, Aichi (2017); “Spider’s Thread – Spinning images of Japanese beauty,” the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (2016); “NEW PHASES in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING A Curator’s Message 2012,” the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo (2012); “Texture and Sense (Kime to Kehai),” the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori (2012); “Garden of Painting,” The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2010). His work is included in the collections of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; the Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa; the Okazaki City Museum, Aichi.