Exhibitions

New York. 04-19-2018
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462 West Broadway
New York, New York 10012
212.475.4524
Monday
11 am – 6 pm
Tuesday
11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday
11 am – 6 pm
Thursday
11 am – 7 pm
Friday
11 am – 7 pm
Saturday
11 am – 7 pm
Sunday
11 am – 7 pm
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Hisako Kobayashi

Biography

Hisako Kobayashi (Japanese, b.1950) is a painter best known for her luminous landscape studies. The artist’s canvases read as both beautiful abstractions and impressionist studies of the landscape. In this way, the artist connects both the painting traditions of the New York School and the Japanese love of nature. In a culture that places a premium on specialization and intellectualization, Kobayashi’s paintings reflect a rebellious sensitivity to color and light that actively seeks to elevate emotion above rationalization. In speaking about her process, the artist explains, “Painting is an emotional process for me, and the conflicted feelings it evokes make it a difficult process as well. I want a process in my work which harmonizes the disorder of nature, our nature…to make a whole from these parts: that is what I am after.”

Kobayashi’s paintings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY; and the National Arts Club, New York, NY.

 


Hisako Kobayashi

Kobayashi currently lives and works in New York City.

Press 

Whitehot Magazine, May 2018

Brooklyn Rail, May 6, 2015

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