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Meguru Yamaguchi’s shades of blue make an appearance in Taiwan

The artist's biggest solo exhibition will include his biggest sculptural piece to date

  • Miki Kitasako
  • 1 November 2022
Meguru Yamaguchi’s shades of blue make an appearance in Taiwan

Made up of splashes of paint through mixed media combined into pieces of cohesive artwork, Meguru Yamaguchi’s show ‘THE UNDERGROUND SPIRITUAL BLUE’ lands in Taiwan where his pieces will be on display starting October 20 to December 18, 2022.

The exhibition will be held at the Asia Art Center in Taiwan and is said to be Yamaguchi's biggest solo show to date. Also part of the collection will be the Tokyo-born, New York-based artist’s largest sculpture yet.

Yamaguchi is known for his signature free-flowing brushstroke pieces and the exhibition will feature the artist’s relationship with the many shades of blue he is fond of. Included in the pieces on display are walled acrylic epoxy resin pieces, canvas pieces, skateboards and a free-standing sculptural piece that towers over 2,8 meters tall.

Yamaguchi’s art direction steers towards the influence from growing up in Tokyo along with street culture, pop art and graffiti while applying the technique of European art. By taking inspiration from Japanese calligraphy and adding urban abstract culture to produce his own unique identity, Yamaguchi makes for a standout artist within the art world (and possibly soon in the mass-centered, hype street art realm).

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He uses an original technique called a “cut and paste” method, sort of like a mixed media collage of his pieces where he paints, cuts, peels, and then pastes them together on an array of other mediums. The layers of these pieces then in turn emerge to form fresh new landscapes that reflect the artists’ freedom of art and gesture. What some may see as a random splattering of brushstrokes is actually a story the artist has cultivated, meant to guide your traditional perception towards a broader imagination.

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This is not Yamaguchi’s first rodeo in Asia — in September, Yamaguchi held an exhibition titled ‘Meguru Yamaguchi: In My Element’ in Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

For more information on his exhibition in Taiwan, click here.

Miki Kitasako is Mixmag Asia’s Social Media and Content Producer, follow her on LinkedIn.

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