Art in Embassies – Hidenori Ishii

The Remains of the Day I
The Remains of the Day I

The Remains of the Day I, 2013

Acrylic and synthetic resin on panel

39 x 39 in. (99,1 x 99,1 cm)

Courtesy of the artist and C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland


Small 320 (320 x 213)

Medium 500 (500 x 333)

Large 2048 (2048 x 1365)

Biography – Hidenori Ishii

Hidenori Ishii
Hidenori Ishii

“My work suggests integrated psychological and environmental systems that allude to a self-contained biosphere built on a lifetime of collected idiosyncrasies. Following constellations reminiscent of the realization and submerged mind, I rigidly depict the structure of ideological space with a sense of utopian hope reflecting the actual social & political events.

I believe painting is where actuality and possibility meet with one’s intention. As a landfill utilizes the progresses of nature of a long period of time, I’m interested in visual and symbolic dialogue of between man’s intention and nature’s inevitabilities. Using combination of patterns both from nature and man-made, my paintings suggest transformations, erosions and constructions of improbable environments. Through its evident execution, my work creates a space where submerged human or natural potentials are rendered visible over time.

The current group of paintings, IcePlants, in particular responds to the destruction of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011, a consequence of both natural disasters and human error, and its ongoing impact on the landscape.”

Hidenori Ishii holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, and a Master of Fine Arts
from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.  The award-winning artist has participated in several solo and group shows in addition to being a visiting artist and lecturer.