Kyosuke Tchiani, “Phoenix”, 228cm x 146cm, Acrylic on Washi Paper
Last year, France had a fantastic “Japonism” cultural exchange with Japan. As a part of its program, the exhibition of Jakchu was hosted at the Petit Palais in Paris. Jakuchu was a renown Japanese artist who merged the figurative drawing with its exceptional imagination. He depicted flowers and animals in details with such vibrant colours, which lured the audience into his world.
Tchinai’s “Phoenix” could be regarded as an imitation of Jakuchu’s “Pine tree and Chinese Phoenix” as there are several correlations such as the white body Phoenix and the red-end at its tale. It is inevitable that Tchinai had the inspiration from its great master; however, he observed and outputted it as his own unique piece. The large scale painting is sturdy and decorative with Japanese pattern above. One can understand that it is mythical as it provides a surreal world in front of its audience.
@galerietamenaga is currently hosting Tchinai’s solo exhibition “Divine Vision” until 5th of December.