March 16 – April 27, 2007
Artist: Tomi Ise
ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present “Tomi –Recent Works- “ by Tomi Ise at the Front Space. Tomi is filled with floating figures, disembodied hand, and richly patterned Japanese Kimono fabrics. The figures invariably have their backs turned and lack individuality, leaving it up to the viewer to imaging who they might be. The hands that reach out from behind the drapes, sometimes grazing the bodies of the standing figures, suggest the forces beyond our control that may touch us, for better or worse. The undulation movements of the richly patterned textiles that envelop and flow around the figures help to define pictorial space, but in only a limited way, since I deliberately try to maintain a certain degree of spatial ambiguity. It is probably because they provide such warmth, both physically and emotionally.