Hiroyuki Tajima

Japanese (1911–1984)

Exhibition runs February 4th - 27th, 2016
First Thursday Opening Reception: February 4th, 6-8PM

Hiroyuki Tajima is best known for his luminous abstract woodblock prints with broad areas of rich, dense color.  While his execution was certainly inspired by western art movements, the spirit of his work is nonetheless based on the ideals of East Asian calligraphy, traditional Japanese painting structure, and a sense of space derived partly from his Zen Buddhist beliefs.  The bold compositions tempered with the solemnity of balance and distillation of form results in works imbued with a sublime presence and meditative spirit.