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“Hinomaru” by Tom Porta

7 October 2021 @ 20:00 - 7 November 2021 @ 20:00

In the exhibition “Hinomaru”, the artist presents us 20 unpublished works created specifically to take the viewer back to Japan of the ‘900.

The subjects painted by Tom Porta bring back a past made of tradition and rituals that doesn’t want to tell the Story but gives prominence to the aesthetics that belongs to Japanese culture.

The Geishas move away from the collective imagination to become wearers of refined kimonos.

Ethereal women who seem to come out of an old photo, whose worn edges cannot swallow them.

We become spectators of a suspended world that narrates about values and codes. The same as those embodied by the pilots, represented and believed by the artist in Hinomaru.
Evanescent figures whose proud eyes do not even touch us. In the foreground is the face. The uniform, almost unfinished, doesn’t matter: they are first men and then soldiers.
The planes and the ships seem to come out of the fog. As if they were visions that take shape heading towards the West.
Hinomaru is the solar disk on the Japanese flag. A symbol already used on the flags of the samurai, the Rising Sun.


7 October 2021 @ 20:00
7 November 2021 @ 20:00
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