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Follow the Map III
Having grown up in Yonezawa, I had the chance to visit the evacuated zone near Fukushima which inspired my series, IcePlants. It recaps the progress of restoration, establishing a link between the reality of Fukushima’s landscape and that imagined by its conceiver, incorporating time and space in multiple cycles of destruction and renewal.
Acrylic & Kuricoat C-720 (synthetic resin) on Panel
- Size: W 18.0 cm x H 13.0 cm
- Medium: Painting
ABOUT THE ARTIST
It was Ishii’s love of Dutch paintings that led him to quit his studies and enrol in art college. Since he took up a brush, he has been exploring the possibilities of integrating psychological and environmental systems into self-contained worlds, where his paintings are a juxtaposition of artificial and natural patterns; always transforming, moving, energetic, destructive all at the same time.
In 2002, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from George Mason University, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2004, where he studied with Grace Hartigan, a first generation female Abstract Expressionist & Dominique Nahas, an independent curator and critic based in NY. Ishii has also been working as a print/textile designer for a reputable fashion company in NYC alongside his career as an artist.
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