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MISAKI KAWAI "ROMANTIC MELODY"


  • V1 Gallery, København 69 Flæsketorvet København V, 1711 Denmark (map)
Misaki Kawai "Fluffy Club", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Fluffy Club", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm).

Press release

Flowers, cats, Koalas and underwear. Showers, bananas, boobs and blobs. Dolphins, dogs and a magic frog – could be poisonous. Fluffy club. Shapes morphing and emerging. Go figure, or not. Transatlantic commuter consumer cave paintings. Extended family snapshot. All the wrong colors at the right time. Couples apart. Come together. A raw romantic melody.

Misaki Kawai (b. 1978, Japan) works with painting, drawing, sculpture, artist's books and objects, clothes, furniture and installation. She combines the magical with the mundane, pursuing a direct expression from brain to hand, trying to shortcut conscious and intentional stylistic decisions. Her work is bold, colorful, spontaneous and driven by artistic intuition. Her visual language, influenced by east and west, combines humor with tragedy, reality with dream, conflict with harmony.

Misaki Kawai.

Misaki Kawai.

Kawai created Romantic Melody during a 3 month residency in an old naval museum in Copenhagen. Kawai has recently exhibited at The Hole, New York, USA, Malmö Kunsthall, Malmø, Sweden and Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece. Romantic Melody is Misaki Kawai’s second solo exhibition with V1 Gallery.

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Opening: Friday August 11, 17-22 | Facebook event

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Wild love", 2017 (Acrylic, cardboard, fabric, wood and foam, 107 x 66 x 10 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Wild love", 2017 (Acrylic, cardboard, fabric, wood and foam, 107 x 66 x 10 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Good Morning Chu", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 203 x 152 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Good Morning Chu", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 203 x 152 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Fluffy Friend" 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Fluffy Friend" 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 70 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 70 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Wild Family", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 203 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Wild Family", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 203 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Slow life", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Slow life", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Fluffy Family", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Fluffy Family", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152 cm).

Misaki Kawai, "Banana Date", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 51 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai, "Banana Date", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 51 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Be Happy" (Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 51 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Be Happy" (Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 51 cm). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Number one boy", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 91 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Number one boy", 2017 (Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 91 cm).

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Misaki Kawai "Romantic Melody" (installation view, V1 Gallery). Photo: Jan Søndergaard.