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Tokyo Spotlight: Hugo Yoshikawa and Paula Lenti at Rikka Gallery

27 Oct 2023

by ArtRabbit

"OUTSIDE INSIDE" unites Hugo Yoshikawa’s vivid motifs of house plants and everyday items with Paola Lenti’s refined furniture, forging a captivating visual interplay at Rikka Gallery, Tokyo.

"OUTSIDE INSIDE" unites Hugo Yoshikawa’s vivid motifs of house plants and everyday items with Paola Lenti’s refined furniture, forging a captivating visual interplay at Rikka Gallery, Tokyo. Experience the seamless blend of various social themes through innovative artworks, on display through 29 October 2023.

The exhibition is a masterful symphony of art and design where Hugo Yoshikawa’s intriguing motifs come alive in a vibrant interplay with Paola Lenti’s distinguished furniture creations. Yoshikawa’s canvases are adorned with a rich tapestry of house plants, flowers, and household items, each piece telling a nuanced story woven with threads of various social themes and a multicultural upbringing spanning Tokyo, Paris, and New York.

His work, imbued with playful whimsy and a profound sense of natural harmony, opens a delightful dialogue between the external world and intimate indoor spaces. It is within these details that the exhibition invites viewers into a reimagined realm where ordinary objects transcend their usual confines, mingling with elements of nature in unexpected ways.

Paola Lenti’s furniture designs echo a resonant affinity with nature, their meticulous craftsmanship and innovative aesthetic harmonising seamlessly with Yoshikawa’s vivid imaginations. The gallery space becomes a canvas itself, where furniture and artworks converge in a curated dance of form, function, and fantasy.

In the thoughtful curation of "OUTSIDE INSIDE," each artwork and furniture piece is positioned to encourage a flow of interaction, inviting viewers to experience and explore the blended essence of both artists. The exhibit nurtures a sense of curiosity and appreciation, allowing the audience to delve into the beauty and creativity manifested in the natural motifs and elegant designs showcased.

The show has a short run, so make sure to pop in before it closes on 29 October 2023. Free entry!