Harumi Abe
Harumi Abe’s current series of work, “Shakkei” are abstracted landscape paintings, layered images and memories emerging as fresh perspectives on Florida and Japan. As Bachelard’s Poetics of Space implies, every corner explored partly reminds her of “home.” These paintings are semi autobiographical; a manifestation of living here, magnifying and morphing the relationships of a Japanese person in America.

In the last year, Peach Blossom Spring, a poem written by Tao Yuanming served as Abe’s new found inspiration. Tougenkyo is a Japanese term for the ideal paradise depicted in the story which avoids political instability and everyone lives happily. The village is not a place one can visit at their own will but it appears only after the utopian society has failed. She treasured spending time in the safety of her own backyard and neighborhood parks as if they were Tougenkyo. These hybrid landscape paintings question the similarity of today's quarantined deserted surroundings and the Togenkyo.
Harumi Abe
$1,100.00
Harumi Abe
$1,100.00
Harumi Abe
$1,100.00

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