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“Fusion in The Box”
Haruki Ogawa Solo Show

2018 April 4 (WED) – May 18 (FRI)
UGC Art Box, Rue de Stassart 13, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Reception: 2018 April 4 (WED) 19:00~21:00

Starting from April 4th Japanese artist Haruki Ogawa presents one of his paintings from “Fusion” series in UGC Art Box. Organized by Belgium branch of UGC cinema theatres and curated by its director Bruno Plantin-Carrenard the triangular space of Art Box presents the shows of 1 work by 1 artist inside the compact architectural perspective, which can be seen through the large vitrine, and thus emphasising the quality of the exhibited art. The place/space here is in much more intense relationship with the work allowing the viewer to see it as “work-in-the-space” from external point of view and from another angle. 
 
 Being sensitive to the speciality of painterly expressions, Ogawa perceives painting not as a “window in imaginary reality”, neither as a flat surface, but more as a cube. In his work the canvas of painting is a plane that releases interplaying elements in the space in front, into the white cube of the gallery. Painterly traces that are in process of multi-directed and synchronous transformation, while spreading and occupying space of the picture and “beyond”, paradoxically preserve its volumes, shades and effect of perspective. Ogawa works with dynamic three-dimensional abstraction, where non-concrete objects possess illusion of physical presence while keeping moving forward, around and back into the plane of the canvas.
 
 To further develop the labyrinth-like expansion of his expressions, in his recent “Fusion” series the artist combines canvases made of different media (hemp, linen, cotton), applying shadowing effects and depicting (by oil, acrylic, alkyd) dynamic elements that transfix the multiple planes of the canvas. It seems Ogawa weaves a figure in which resonating elements and numerous links between them inhale and hold the space inside the cube of the painting. 
 
 “Fusion in The Box” brings the focus on the topology of Ogawa’s work by placing it in the sharply outlined white space where position right in front of the work will have to stay empty (since the viewing is happening from outside through the window). In this way, the onlooker, as if taking a step back, will observe not only painting but its relationship with the space, experiencing more a painterly installation then just a single canvas. Like observing the life in aquarium or peeping into the fantastic world in a snow-dome, the show offers an experience of the painting as a live independent being passing it’s time in the box and playing with the space it has for itself. 
Haruki Ogawa, Fusion IX, oil, alkyd, acrylic on linen, hemp, cotton canvas, 97.4x108.4x6cm, 2016

"Fusion in The Box" Opening
 
We invite you to join us at the opening of "Fusion in The Box" on the 4th of April (WED) from 19:00 till 21:00 for a drink and warm conversation. We are delighted to offer you Club-Mate (provided by Lovibond Drinks), tea-based sparkling soft drink infused with Yerba Mate extract to add some fusion in the box. 

UGC Art Box, Rue de Stassart 13, Brussels, Belgium
2018 April 4 (WED) 19:00~21:00
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