A RETROSPECTIVE Toshimitsu Imaï's Art

OCT. 22 2019

A RETROSPECTIVE of Toshimitsu Imaï's Art was on display at the PMQ Gallery, exhibiting pieces of Imaï’s early days. This was characterised by an ‘ultra-complex structure’ using strong colours and heavy brushstrokes

There are artists whose presence at certain moments in the history of art engender tectonic shifts. Toshimitsu Imaï 今井俊満 (1928-2002) Kyoto, Japan, was one, who not only achieved high acclaim as a painter dedicated to constantly bringing the new to the medium but also to changing the trajectory of avant-garde art movement in post-war Japan - by introducing Art Informel to his fellow Japanese artists and critics in the late 1950s.

A RETROSPECTIVE of Toshimitsu Imaï's Art was on display at the PMQ Gallery, exhibiting pieces of Imaï’s early days. This was characterised by an ‘ultra-complex structure’ using strong colours and heavy brushstrokes and the transcendence after the Informel to Ka-Cho-Fu-Getsu (flower, birds, wind, and moon) series, indicative of his gentle and romantic sensitivity.

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