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19.20.21: Kaoli Mashio at CASSIUS&Co

The Knightsbridge gallery and bookshop presents its third exhibition

The inspiration for Kaoli Mashio’s latest series of paintings began during a period living in rural Japan in 2019. As the pandemic tightened its grip on the world, Mashio found herself draw to the weather-worn layers of galvanised steel plates typical of the vernacular architecture.

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Kaoli Mashio, Portrait of a Wall, 2021. Courtesy of CASSIUS&Co

These details stayed with her as she returned to Germany in its first period of lockdown and she began to render the marks in oil paint on canvas as abstract, connecting forms. The earlier iterations – bars of tight vertical lines in earthy hues – seem to convey a feeling of restriction or compression while later works evoke sense of space, signified by white lines and open expanses of bright blue.

19.20.21 her first solo exhibition at CASSIUS&Co. in London serves as a marker of time and artistic evolution.

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Kaoli Mashio, Sky Painting, 2021. Courtesy of CASSIUS&Co

“19.20.21: Kaoli Mashio” runs from 4 December 2021 to 19 February 2022 at CASSIUS&Co, 63 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ED. Find out more: cassiusandco.com

Featured Image: Kaoli Mashio, Hottest and Coldest, 2019. Courtesy of CASSIUS&Co

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