"drawings" , hidenori izumi
exhibition: october -november 2003
the:artist:network presents the first exhibition in conjunction with the nagoya university of fine arts in japan. the network will host an annual exhibition / residency program for a postgraduate selected by the university.
izumi's work is deeply rooted in japanese philosophy and religion. his minimal installations of stone clusters and large scale drawings bring to mind a fusion of zen garden architecture and the work of land artist richard long. the ordering of seemingly chaotic structures and elements of nature evolve in a meditational field or ritual playground. as in japanese landscape tradition, the elements of izumi's composition are both formal and symbolic simultaniously.