Froelick Gallery is proud to celebrate over 25 years of working with Japanese artist, Takahiko Hayashi with a survey exhibition titled, Shi Han Seiki: Trace The Drawn Lines.
As promised by the show title, you will journey through the last 25 years of Hayashi’s work by following the iconic lines that have made Hayashi one of Tokyo’s most well-regarded contemporary master printers. Shi Han Seiki: Trace The Drawn Lines presents numerous works on paper, all featuring Hayashi’s signature swirling patterns, striking blue inks, drips of white paint that are then pierced, finely drawn lines, masterful chine collé, and excellent handmade Japanese paper. Hayashi’s work poetically embodies our planet’s natural elements, often suggesting the characteristics and movement of wind, earth, fire and water. Building paper by paper, mark by mark, Hayashi brings together a beautifully executed composition suited to a meticulous eye.
Takahiko Hayashi continues to refine his mastery of etchings and works on paper while actively exhibiting in Japan, the United States, and Europe. His work is part of several collections including the Portland Art Museum: Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts.