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Spiral Interaction 1995-2018 An art exhibition by Masaaki Noda

Friday, 12 October 2018

Rare are the occasions of two nations such as Greece and Japan to cross paths. Yet in New York, the cultural encounters are inevitable and very much welcome. It is in this spirit that the Consulate General of Greece in New York was delighted to host an art exhibition by a friend of Greece and its culture; Masaaki Noda. The opening was held on October 10, inside the Consulate’s exhibition hall.

The acclaimed Japanese-American artist moved to New York City in 1977 and has since built a successful career as a printmaker, draughtsman, painter, collagist and sculptor. He became acquainted with Greece in the ‘90s while travelling to the country for an ad hoc journey to Lefkada, the birthplace of Lafcadio Hearn. Noda has contributed to Greek-Japanese art interactions with his works “Apollo’s Mirror” in Delphi (currently on display), “The Spirit of Hermes” in Marathon, and “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn” at The American College of Greece in Athens.

‘Spiral Interaction 1995-2018’ is a celebration of fluidity in movement with subtle archetypical symbolism. The artworks are a mixture of visual delicacy, formal aesthetic and mystical response. As Noda himself describes it: “my work is an inspired exploration of artistic conflict between form and abstraction and personal conflict between the imagined and the real".

The exhibit runs through October 24, at the Consulate General of Greece in New York.

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