Makoto Ofune

7 March - 20 May 2017

Olivier Malingue is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the UK of Japanese artist Makoto Ofune. Born in Osaka in 1977, Makoto Ofune graduated in 2000 from Kyoto University of Education with a major in Japanese painting. In 2016 he was awarded the Fellowship of Overseas Study Programme for Artists by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and has spent the last year undertaking a residency in Paris.


The exhibition is a survey of works produced over the past decade which combine traditional Japanese painting techniques with an abstract vocabulary, revealing his search for eternity and harmony. By creating an atmosphere that invites meditation, he proposes that the viewer considers not only the pieces themselves, but also the space created by them.