Thursday, December 17, 2009
Rimi Yang, a Korean artist born and raised in Japan, had a one-woman show at Skotia Gallery on December 4th. Rimi’s paintings have a special way of captivating her viewers, drawing them into a dream-like world that combines east and west, classical and contemporary. Her work has been celebrated worldwide since her graduation from Bowling Green State University in 1987; she has enjoyed solo exhibitions in New York, Denmark, Los Angeles and British Columbia, as well as group exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, Rome, Copenhagen, and Miami.
Pointing at the Moon includes 16 new paintings by Rimi. Of the exhibition, she explains: “The romantic title of my show emanates from our absurd and vain attempts to describe the Ultimate Reality, like answering by pointing our finger at the moon… My evolving technique presently is to place oil on the canvas & then take it away until I find, in the shifting of shapes, something real. One day I trust I shall give in to my painting, to surrender completely & in doing so, use one stroke to place oil, while taking nothing away, creating a reality which remains forever.”