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REVIEWS

TOKYO

Taka Ishii Gallery

Ei Arakawa

Tryst

EI ARAKAWAInstallation view of “Tryst” at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 2017. 

Photo by Kenji Takahashi. Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery.

In his recent solo show titled “Tryst” at Taka Ishii Gallery, New York-based Japanese artist Ei Arakawa stayed true to his practice and engaged with conversations in Japanese art history. His subject was five dynamic paintings produced in the early days of the Japanese artistic group Gutai. Founded in 1954, Gutai promoted a renewed sense of individuality within modern Japanese art, and arose…

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