The JEVA is proud to bring to Malta the Japanese painter Naoya Inose to show his new works. He will be  exhibiting his latest paintings  with Julien Vinet. The show will be held at the Teatru Pjaza Rjal in Valletta from the 4th to the 28th June 2015

Naoya Inose graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, BA Oil Painting and currently based in London . His works are included in the Takahashi Collection and in the Benetton Foundation. Inose work explores the tension between the natural world and its grasping appropriation by human influence. It draws from traditional genre of painting Inose uses oil paint techniques to create both meticulously realistic landscapes and abstract oil paintings on canvas which question our perception of and relationship to nature, and the paintings’ historical and current role.

Julien Vinet (b. Paris, 1980) is a painter, engraver, illustrator and designer currently based in Malta. Graduated in Fine Arts at Paris VIII and in Visual Communications at Jean Trubert Art School, Vinet discovered the strength of black and white – a passion that lead him to Japan where he lived for 8 years, studying calligraphy and engraving. Deeply influenced by Japanese culture, Vinet’s chiefly monochromatic body of work conveys a kinetic depth, a constantly changing and layered representation of subject through fragmented and reconstructed line. Vinet’s work has been the subject of several solo shows in Tokyo, Paris, Marseille and Malta, and has participated in a number of international group exhibitions.


In this show Naoya Inose, Julien Vinet and the JEVA bring you an idea of surrealism confronted to reality.

Inose says: “Recently, most people live according to the nature of the world system. This is similar to the Caucus race by Alice in wonder land.
People don’t know why we have been running in circles. This results in us not seeing or noticing the real world.
“What IS a Caucus-race? said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
Why, said the Dodo, the best way to explain it is to do it. (And, as you might like to try the thing yourself, some winter day, I will tell you how the Dodo managed it.)”
The race can be seen as very similar to our situation. Nobody knows why? or who controls our world? People just run and run in circles.We don’t know why, but we have to run, like in the Caucus-race.”

It is an entrance free exhibition

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