Published May 29, 2013
The importance of art from developing artists produces new content to advance a dialogue across subjects. Art allows for description in many cases without repudiation. Art provides a creative space for developing a matrices of new ideas under review. The news of the “Outsider art that comes from within” is an opportunity for new genres of expression to be reviewed, considered and presented.
Japan Times shared the ““Outsider art” is relatively new in Japan and, as a genre, works made by self-taught Japanese artists are still not very well known on the category-delineating, label-loving international art scene. They will present more than 300 works made by 46 artists, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles and ceramics. Representing a diverse range of art-making motivations, techniques and themes.”
“Today, in Europe and North America, a well-developed sector of the art establishment focuses on such art. It boasts specialized galleries, museums, publications and events, such as the annual Outsider Art Fair in New York. In Japan, the Tokyo-based gallery Yukiko Koide Presents is the only commercial venue of its kind that specializes in this field.”
The art world can deliver perspective to other sectors testing the ground for insight and interpretation of data, language, culture, systems and society. New artistry under review and set off from the traditional norms of patronage and high end gallery review can lend to other relationships to the art.
“Now, though, “Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan,” an exhibition on view (through June 30) at the Wellcome Collection in London, is calling attention to the innovative creations of dozens of talented, self-taught artists from a country that has long been recognized for its rich history in the fields of design and the visual arts. Taking its title from a Japanese word that can mean either “creation” or “imagination,” depending on which kanji are used to write it, “Souzou”.”
Bring the mastery of one’s culture into the artistry space is the convergence of Samurai, process, culture and design into the art of today.