Typography for Peace by Arihiro Hamada

Chelsea, New York (PressExposure) November 17, 2008 -- Agora Gallery is proud to present Arihiro Hamada in Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography.

About Arihiro Hamada:

Arihiro Hamada’s rich career as a designer and challenging history as a child of World War II era Japan led him to his current aesthetic: typography as a visual tool for promoting peace. Hamada’s dazzling digital prints often use letter forms and traditional Japanese imagery to embody the uplifting effects of international harmony. Light is a constant motif in Hamada’s work and letters and figures often rise toward a warm, inviting glow. The beauty of nature also drives Hamada’s prints. The naturalistic greens and browns that Hamada employs, coupled with the organic movement in his artwork, emphasize the implicit relationship that connects nature to the notion of world peace.

Hamada, who has been a successful designer since the 1960s, established his own design studio in 1985. Since the late 1990s, however, his focus has shifted to fine art and he redirected the fertile visual vocabulary he acquired as a designer toward creating poignant images that speak to the world’s need for reconciliation. Hamada lives and works in Osaka City.

Exhibition Dates: November 19, 2008 through December 9, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm

Arihiro Hamada's work may be seen on http://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/Arihiro_Hamada.aspx

About Agora Gallery

AGORA GALLERY
Agora Gallery New York established in 1984, is a fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing quality and original art to established and emerging collectors and catering to special events in support of fine art. The gallery is also the publisher of ARTisSpectrum Magazine and the sponsor of Art-Mine.com
Angela Di Bello Director
530 West 25th Street,
Chelsea, New York City, NY
10001, USA
Contact information:
To schedule an interview with an artist or to obtain additional information, contact Amanda Aaron, Public Relations, at Amanda@agora-gallery.com

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