Joelyn's Museum Escapades

Museum Escapades: Mythopoeia

Museum Escapades

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.

Entrance to the Mizuma Gallery.
Entrance to the Mizuma Gallery.
With the exhibition banner welcoming us that morning.
With the exhibition banner welcoming us that morning.

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.

Upon entry...
Upon entry…
The four mythical animals (clockwise from the top) - Turtle, Dragon, Phoenix, Tiger.
The four mythical animals (clockwise from the top) – Turtle, Dragon, Phoenix, Tiger.

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.

Amazing texture with acrylic on board.
Amazing texture with acrylic on board.

Another thing I especially liked was the curatorial direction of this place.

The title of this piece is called "Alice". If you looked at it from outside the alcove, it really looks like she's tumbling down...
The title of this piece is called “Alice”. If you looked at it from outside the alcove, it really looks like she’s tumbling down…

The exhibition is on from 7 June to 14 July. If you’d ask me, I’d say it’s worth going. You can click here to read Sarah’s take or here to find out more about the exhibition.

P/S – Also, we’ve got news that Amano is planning to open a Singapore office. Click here for more information!

See you all next post!
See you all next post!

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