A sequel to Synthesis, Wakasugi’s inaugural exhibition at the gallery in 2016, Synthesis II highlights the artist’s exploration of photography inspired by traditional ink-painting. The show will also feature individual prints and a limited second edition publication of the photo book ADORE from his 1985 photoshoot with Madonna, published by Nick Groarke, NJG Studio Ltd. in London.
Juxtaposed to works emphasizing traditional styles and architecture are Wakasugi’s images of Madonna, demonstrating a vivid sense of modernity and nostalgia for the late 20th century.
Synthesis II: Madonna “Adore” and Fusuma Photography opens December 3, 2021. Join Ippodo Gallery on the opening night from 5-8 pm for a reception. Meet Japanese artist, Kenji Wakasugi, and book publisher, Nick Groarke of @njg_studio.
More info at Ippodo Gallery