It’s been a while since I went for a gallery exhibition. Therefore, I said ok to the opportunity to view the works of Yoshitaka Amano in the Mizuma Gallery.
Known for his work in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series and more recently, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Amano came to Singapore to launch his exhibition (and also garnered screaming fans both on and offline). We, instead, made our way to the gallery the day after the launch.
Note: The Mizuma Gallery is located at Block 22 of the Gillman Barracks, so be prepared for a fair bit of walking if you intend to go there via public transport.
The first thing you’ll notice is how compact Mizuma Gallery with Amano’s gigantic pieces adorning the walls. Most of the pieces there were automative and acrylic paint on aluminum. And huge.
While most of the bigger pieces had a darker, mythical aura surrounding them, one of my favourites was this particular piece which was done with acrylic on board (and which I thought was done on aluminum). You were able to look at his pieces up close but as gallery etiquette stands, PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE PIECES. Thank you.
Another thing I especially liked was the curatorial direction of this place.
P/S – Also, we’ve got news that Amano is planning to open a Singapore office. Click here for more information!