Carolina Raquel Antich: Somehow

March 23 - April 21, 2018

  Art-U room is delighted to present “Somehow,” the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition of Argentinian painter, Carolina Raquel Antich.

  Antich portrays children, mainly adolescent boys and girls, in muted hues with a sensitive touch on canvasses including large portions of blank space. The children, which appear to exist in a world somewhere between reality and fantasy, seem to reflect emotional vicissitudes that are multifaceted, wavering, and transitory. One gets the impression that adults might have memories from their childhood that have been buried deep in the recesses of their minds gently awoken when viewing these paintings.

  Antich is also exhibiting in the group exhibition, “Unforgettableness,” at the Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection until April 15. This show, “Somehow,” which is related to “Unforgettableness,” consists of about ten new paintings and one porcelain sculpture featuring scenes and people Antich found unforgettable for one reason or another. The exhibition includes works dealing with the imagery of inundated rivers that Antich has painted repeatedly in the past, as well as paintings in the portrait series that she has been working on for a while that depicts famous people as children, including pieces modelled after explorer, Ernest Shackleton, and film director, Andrei Tarkovsky. Come and enjoy this, our first exhibition since Art-U room moved to its new location.


■ Carolina Raquel Antich

Born 1970, in Rosario, Argentina. Lives and works in Venice, Italy. Selected as a finalist for the Premio per la Giovane Arte Italiana in 2005, and showed at the 51st Venice Biennale the same year. Has subsequently held solo exhibitions in New York, Milan, London, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and other locations throughout the world. Has recently produced porcelain sculptures, and provided the original paintings for cover designs for the Italian-language versions of books by Banana Yoshimoto.


● Opening hours:  Tue.-Sat. 13:00-19:00. / closed on Sun. & Mon.
● Reception with the artist : March 23 (Fri.) 18:00-20:00


■ Supported by Embassy of Argentine Republic in Japan

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