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Mar 24, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT – May 15, 2024, 5:00 PM PDT

1745 Orlando Rd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

The exhibition includes Yoshio Ikezaki's recent work of sumi ink painting, watercolor, collages, and handmade Washi sculpture. Regarding the title "POWER IN SERENITY," Yoshio often mentions his sumi paintings are just like slow-moving photographs containing only natural elements like water, earth, light, wind, clouds, and the moon as if they are all there in perfect order of serenity. Simplicity and condensation in serenity are strong key factors for Yoshio's art. His sumi painting and sculptural works are also inspired by Shogyo-Mujo, a philosophical tenet of Zen Buddhism that everything on Earth evolves, changes, and perishes but the spirit remains to be reborn in a new life. It's a perfect transformation in serenity. Serenity is not a passive or negative expression for Yoshio's work. It is rather powerful and elegant.

Yoshio was born in Japan in 1953 and has been active in Los Angeles since 1986. He is an internationally exhibited visual artist and educator. He was a former professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (1987-2010). He is a master sumi ink painter and also a master papermaker of Japanese tradition. His paintings and sculptures are grounded in Japanese aesthetic and philosophy, crafts, and materials, interpreted in a contemporary context. He has more than 50 selected solo exhibits and over 100 group exhibits in museums and galleries in many countries, including the USA, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, and more. His US exhibits include a solo show at Pacific Asian Museum, Retrospective at LA Artcore Center of the Art. His recent shows in the USA include a solo show at Kylin Gallery Beverly Hills, a retrospective survey show at Alyce De Roulet Williamson gallery of Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Japan Pavilion in Los Angeles, Traveling exhibit of Washi Transformed in eight US museums (2021-2026). His sumi ink painting was collected by LACMA and his 33 handmade design papers were collected by Museum of Arts and Design in NYC as permanent collections.

The "POWER IN SERENITY" exhibition is a collaboration

between Ai Plus Gallery & Kylin Gallery Beverly Hills.

The exhibition will run from March 24th to May 15th, 2024.

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