THE SURFACE

Linmay Komine
August 3rd - 14th, 2010

From the 3rd until the 14th of August, a selection of new works by the contemporary Japanese artist Linmay Komine (1958) will be presented at the O3ONE Art Space. In the author’s own words, the inspiration for these works came from his previous visit to Serbia, when as a member of a non-profit organization “Japan Yugo Art Project”, he exhibited his art in Serbia alongside other artists from Japan. His impressions of Serbia are those of frescos and chanting which reminds him of traditional Japanese drawings and music. His visit to Serbia inspired him to think deeper about his art, how he sees his artworks and what they mean to him. Even though they appear flat, their meaning gives them depth, just like the water, where under the surface, a whole life stirs.

“I stand ashore
The ripples softly fade

The surface becomes glassy

I gaze into the water

And the ancient ruins appear

I am fascinated by their beauty and majesty

Ruin is a beautiful process, a natural law

I looked at the surface again

The sky is there, within.”

The Surface.
Linmay Komine
Translation – Aleksandra Kovač

Biography:

Linmay Komine was born in 1958 in Fukushima, Japan. He graduated from Tama Art University in 1984. Member of: Japan Artist Association, International Association, NGO in official relations with UNESCO, NPO Japan Yugo art project. He has about twenty solo exhibitions in Japan. Over thirty group exhibitions. He exhibited in Serbia for three times:  “IWANO PROJECT”, Museum of 25th May, Belgrade, 2008; “IWANO PROJECT”, Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2007; “NEW YEAR CARDS BY JAPANESE ARTISTS”, Sokobanja, 2006; “TRAGOM PAJE JOVANOVIĆA”, Cultural centre, Vrsac, 2006, “INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC FLAG FESTIVAL”, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2005.

The exhibition supported by:
Japan Yugo Art Project