Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Yui Yaegashi at Parrasch Heijnen


The tiny painting the illustrious gem, faceted like jewels, cut, edged, given intricacy and surface. At such close range the paintings become tactile, physical lumps, etched with strokes. The efficiency and craft of them promises if not to organize your home to organize your thoughts, its aura its own simple organization. Like the now international Muji, or ikea before it, objects which through their own clever construction promise you their better efficiency, an object that promises you its perfection, something so cute you just want to grab it, own it, hold its cuteness so tight you wring its carefully constructed lovely little neck.

See too: Tomma Abts at David ZwirnerMisaki Kawai at The Hole