Paintings inspired by Murakami

Junko O'Neill at GV GalleryThe paintings in Junko O’Neill’s exhibition, Fragments of Time, at the GV gallery in Chiltern St are about ‘ma’ – the Japanese concept of negative space, or the space between things, like the intervals between pillars, or the space that surrounds an object. Without the space the object would not be what it is. In Japanese art the ‘ma’ exists in the mind of the viewer- the job of the artwork is to provoke that sensation of space rather than depict it. Continue reading