Event – Junko O’Neill: Fragments of Time
There is an exhibition by a Japanese artist, Junko O’Neill next week at the GV Art Gallery in London. This is accompanied by series of public events including artists talks, origami have-a-go and a calligraphy workshop.
From the press release:
Junko O’Neill: FRAGMENTS OF TIME
A solo exhibition of art, inspired by the Japanese space/time concept of ‘Ma’
19 – 24 March 2013
GV Art 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
Tue – Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm
Have you ever experienced being drawn into the space within a painting and sensing the transient atmosphere that the work conveys?
The Japanese artist, Junko O’Neill, presents a thought-provoking and comprehensive body of work with her first solo exhibition in London, entitled ‘Fragments of Time’ at GV Art gallery on Chiltern Street.
The work of figurative and abstract paintings as well as 3D pieces are all inspired by the space/time concept of ‘Ma’, which is unique to Japanese culture. The concept considers space as fundamentally void: only space itself is deemed to be eternal and everything that fills the space is of a transient nature.
Aside from the concept of ‘Ma’, O’Neill also sources ideas for her figurative paintings from her imagination and Japanese literature such as Haruki Murakami’s novels. She finds these novels and her work share the same sense of time passing within the space.