Artist : Kenichi Hoshine
"THE NIGHT BEFORE"
opening reception : January 10th, 2009
at Jonathan Lavine Gallery
Kenichi Hoshine was born in 1977 in Japan, raised in New Jersey, and educated at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where he currently lives and works.
His first solo show "The Night Before", he has created a series of original mixed media paintings on wood panel. Elements of heightened realism appear sparsely, in sections, obscured through cloudy forms that echo the organic shapes and spontaneity of abstract expressionsm. Working in layers of graphite, charcoal, paint, wax and tea, Hoshine creates glimpses of fragmented in varying levels of focus.