Landscape in Green-9
91 × 318.6 cm overall
91 × 106.2 cm each
oil on aluminum

Landscape in Green-5
48 × 182 cm
oil on aluminum

Landscape in Green-8
34.6 × 120 cm
oil on aluminum

Base Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Toshimitsu Baba, on view from June 15 through July 31, 2012.

Baba has kept on painting anonymous landscapes.
The serene and silent view with no people just spreads before our eyes there.

Baba uses aluminum panel as the supporting medium for a flat and smooth surface on which several layers of colors are tenderly applied eventually with no mark of brush left.
This unique method and approach are still the same for the series of new works of this exhibition.

The landscape he paints is in fact close to the scenery of our dreams and approaches us with more realism.
The procedure of painting itself is seemingly cleared away from the surface as if the image turns to become the roadblock of dreams.
Staying away from inherent colors and only adopting certain colors which current and wind carry, Baba creates the mild piled-up image.

The subtle tone wedge reminds us of the experience of standing in silence in the dream,
and the viewers have the experience of the depicted image thrusting into them deeply.

We cordially invite you to join us at his second solo exhibition at Base Gallery.

-Artist statement-