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NAOKO HARUTA

Naoko Haruta

Choreographic, compositional, and chromatic virtuosity as well as aesthetico‐existential substantiality are among the supreme virtues which we immediately encounter in the work of the Japanese painter, Naoko Haruta. She sets in motion like no one else before her the elements of abstraction and gives ceaseless vibrato to that line of adventure and consequence that abstraction can only truly know when it is truly undaunted. Naoko Haruta in the most exhilarating of ways brings realization not only to the most marvelous dreams and desires of abstraction, but also, and thereby, to the somatic and kinetic vitalities and vivacities of painting’s dance. In extraordinary series of paintings such as Trees, consisting of 103 paintings, Life, consisting of 215 paintings, and her series-in-progress, Sonzai to Enerugi (Being and Energy) which has now reached 151 paintings, as well as in other series, Light and Matter, Instant and Duration, Summer Songs, Africa, Nocturnes, and Aubades, Naoko Haruta shows herself to be the supreme lyrical intelligence and virtuoso in contemporary painting. (Statement by Stephane Lumiere)

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