Sugar Store Gallery, The Brewery Arts Centre
Friday, July 19, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE, United Kingdom
North West England

Hideyuki Sobue is a Japanese artist living and working in the Lake District where this project is based. This current exhibition supported by the Arts Council England is a series of portraits of people he has come to know personally, with each work designed to be exhibited in diptych style; one half featuring the portrait, the other a carpet of fallen leaves observed in the area. He considers the fallen leaves to be a metaphor for the frailty of life and to also symbolise the vast majority of people, often neglected, who have never been – and will never be – the subject of a portrait. In this way, Hideyuki says: “…I aim to create a platform of debate regarding existential, ontological and ethical dilemmas and challenge the fundamental meaning of portraiture…” This series of portraits is completed in the unique brush hatching technique Hideyuki has created using Japanese sumi ink and acrylic, inspired by the disegno method established during the Renaissance. This method ties in with neurological studies which show how the human brain perceives objects predominantly by oriented lines. The Brewery Arts Centre is proud to be showing this work for the first time; this touring exhibition will then move on to the Japan House Gallery, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London.

Sugar Store Gallery | FREE