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Kyneton to Kyoto

Kyneton to Kyoto


Mark Howson

 Sakura and fields of rice. 2018 Oil on linen. 107 x 122 cm

Sakura and fields of rice. 2018
Oil on linen. 107 x 122 cm

Kyneton to Kyoto

In light of recent travels, Mark Howson’s new exhibition, entitled Kyneton to Kyoto, celebrates the striking landscape of Japan. The shift from the rural Victorian setting of Kyneton, which featured in the artist’s 2017 show North of the Divide, is a seemingly natural one for Howson, whose ability to pare back a scene to stunning effect is closely aligned with the Japanese aesthetic tendency towards purity. Indeed there is a Japanese word, yohaku-no-bi, which translates directly as “the beauty of blank space.” Perhaps this principle, most obvious in the traditional Japanese Zen gardens, such as those of Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, can be aptly applied to the vision of a Kyneton farm, stretching out into the distance, limitless and unadorned. Moreover, Howson’s work rejoices in the Zen: hitting the high notes of Cherry Blossom hues, and creating space with an economy of line and perfect placement. One may be forgiven for thinking all that lay between Kyneton and Kyoto were a hop, skip and a pebble.

Mark Howson’s new show, Kyneton to Kyoto is exhibiting at Graham Geddes Antiques, Armadale. Come say hi Sat 19 Oct 11-3pm or contact us here for a private viewing

KYNETON TO KYOTO
Mark Howson

Graham Geddes Antiques 
899 High St, Armadale

OPEN to the public
Sat 20 Oct 11AM-3pm

 
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