KENICHI HOSHINE: PERSONAL FASCINATIONS, THEATRE, AND THE OCCULT

Hoshine mixes personal fascinations with theatre, poster design, and the occult through abstract forms and motions, grounded in his daily experiences.

By Balthzar Malevolent

KENICHI HOSHINE: PERSONAL FASCINATIONS, THEATRE, AND THE OCCULT

The curtain rises and the shapes and colors morph into faintly recognisable forms as you look at the colorful and at first glance seemingly abstract paintings of New York-based artist Kenichi Hoshine – drapery here, a cluster of figures there, a tripod, a pool of light from an overhead spot, ropes and rigging – all the mechanisms and makings of a theatre stage. Kenichi has long been captivated by the interplay between the audience's perception of a made-believe scene and the world of tricks and illusions that goes on behind the curtain to make this façade visible. “Nothing is what it seems,” Kenichi explains, “and I love this sense of duplicity and deception.” This provides us with a framework within which to approach his work and begin to see how the layers of colors and forms enact this surface-depth play.

Kenichi was born in Tokyo and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is a fly-fisherman and lectures at Pratt Institute. He had a solo show at pt.2 Gallery in Oakland, California, at the start of the year, when he showed a new series of paintings. Kenichi describes the body of work, titled Amawalk, as sorting and sifting of references from everyday life. “The paintings are like an editing room floor; a surface built upon failures and incidental mark making where a friable foundation forms.”

Kenichi Hoshine

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