Koki Morimoto Plants the Seeds of Abstraction

  • Koki Morimoto, Memory of a Seed 12-3, Acrylic on Canvas, 39'' x 28''

    Koki Morimoto, Memory of a Seed 12-3, Acrylic on Canvas, 39'' x 28''

  • Koki Morimoto, With Respect to Area 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 64'' x 36'' x 1.1''

    Koki Morimoto, With Respect to Area 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 64'' x 36'' x 1.1''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Koki Morimoto in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Japanese artist Koki Morimoto likens his painting process to the natural process by which plants emerge from the ground and grow, an evolution which is echoed in the elegant lines and shapes of his black and white acrylic compositions. The seductive curves and textures in these abstract canvases occasionally suggest such disparate subjects as landscapes or calligraphy, and their titles occasionally offer evocations of nature, but the works remain decidedly non-representational, focusing viewers' eyes on the visual and tactile properties of the thick, rounded brushstrokes and the interplay of light and dark areas in each image.  

The dark, sinuous forms Morimoto's marks describe — to which he occasionally adds shades of color like pale blues, yellows, and dark browns — guide the eyes over the canvas, at times becoming bold and thick, elsewhere thinning out to reveal the white beneath. Each work takes the viewer on an optical journey of sorts, tracing a line over a white space, like a seed emerging from barren ground.

Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11  – Dec. 2, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Koki_Morimoto.aspx

Featured Artists:

Osvaldo Bacman  |  Ed Belbruno  |  Laura Colantonio  |  Josep Francés Anaya  |  Andrew Glass  |  Monika Gloviczki  |  Donato Grima  |  Theresia Innerhofer  |  Martin Randall Joyce  |  John Kingerlee  |  Malvisi  |  Vicente Marzal  |  Koki Morimoto  |  Eduardo Ojeda  |  Z. Michael Schmidt  |  Irene Shcherbakova  |  Eunhyue Shin  |  Dave Weindorf

About the Exhibition


Featuring eighteen artists, Metamorphosis is an exhibition of contrast and change. The works on view present diverse and opposing perspectives on time, place, and the human condition, calling into question the arbitrary nature of boundaries. Through dynamic juxtapositions, the exhibition conjures feelings of harmony and mutual transformation despite the presence of difference.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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