Opening on 26 February 2014 in the Print Room at Pallant House Gallery will be a fascinating exhibition featuring four artists titled ‘Intuitive Folk: Art from England and Japan.’
Building on the growing status of ‘Outsider Art’ across 2013, this new exhibition pairs the work of two Japanese artists, Masao Obata (1943-2010) and Shinichi Sawada (b.1982) with two British artists, Chaz Waldren (b.1950) and Jason Pape (b.1986) who both share an intuitive approach to their artistic practice. Obata and Sawada were included in the acclaimed ‘Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan’ exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, while Sawada also appeared in the recent BBC Imagine documentary and at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Jason Pape’s and Chaz Waldren’s work featured in the Outside In 2009 and 2012 exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery and Waldren’s work is in the collections at Pallant House Gallery and the Museum of Everything.
The exhibition will show Obata’s distinctive drawings on cardboard alongside Chaz Waldren’s intuitive and decorative works, and Shinichi Sawada’s thorny creatures displayed with Jason Pape’s playful ceramic animals, juxtaposing their processes, cultural experiences and motivations to create.
Exhibition dates: 26 February – 27 April 2014
Free entry, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester
Image credit: Shinichi Sawada