08.03.2017–13.05.2017 Kazuo Shiraga Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Kazuo Shiraga

For the inaugural exhibition of the new space at Kanaal, Axel Vervoordt Gallery will open with a retrospective exhibition of Kazuo Shiraga’s paintings from the 1960s to the end of the 1990s.
In recent years, Axel Vervoordt’s attention has brought Kazuo Shiraga and his work greater acclaim, and taken both to a more profound place. According to Vervoordt, while Shiraga’s work conveys the essence of Japanese culture, it centers on bold expressions unlike anything in Japanese art until that point. And though the artist used Western materials, he made work that was inconceivable to Western people, giving rise to a unique spirituality and expressivity.