Kinosho Kikaku Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition in its new space! We will exhibit German artist Florian Thomas Keller’s works, from September, 3rd to September, 17th.
Period: September, 3rd ~ 17th, 2016
Opening reception: September, 3rd, 17:00 ~ 19:00
Hours: 11:00 ~19:00, from Tuesday to Saturday (closed on Sundays, Mondays, and public holidays)
Venue: Kinosho Kikaku Gallery
Address: Shimizu Building 202, 2-7-4, Yaesu, Chuoku, Tokyo, 1040028
Link to map: http://kinoshokikaku.jp/en/home/access-map/
Born in 1953 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Florian Thomas Keller went to art school in Sweden. He traveled and exhibited his work in many countries and co-founded the gallery “gad”, in Berlin.
About his art, he explains:
Speaking about art is not an easy task. For me, art is defined through the eye of consciousness. I choose what art is, what materials I use. I start with a movement or I make a small distinctive point by pencil, on my canvas, and then, the process starts. I use different techniques and tools, for example brush, knife, coal, spray, etc, and different materials like metal, sand, and wood. Then, I begin a kind of build up. Sometimes I go over, I wipe out, I put together… My eyes and hands dictate how the work takes form.I mostly create abstract works but figurative elements can be introduced if necessary. I decide the work balance: a good flow or a nice shock, eruption or calm, reduction and emptiness.The title gives one direction, one possibility to understand the piece but there is always more for the viewer to feel and understand.