OKURERUTAIYOU - Delayed Sun: Solo exhibition by Keiko Kimoto

29 February - 13 April 2024
Overview
Impulse Gallery is thrilled to present the debut exhibition of Japanese artist Keiko Kimoto. The exhibition, titled Okurerutaiyou - Delayed Sun, offers a retrospective glimpse into the artist's formative years and the roots of her distinctive artistic expression, as well as the artist's latest creations that were exclusively commissioned for this exhibition. Kimoto’s work evokes themes of collective unconsciousness, synchronicity, and archetypal phenomena, as well as references to Wabi-Sabi aesthetic concepts, creating a unique narrative.
 
Central to this exhibition is the exploration of the Japanese concept of [MA], symbolizing a pause in time, an interval, or a void in space. This concept, comfortably woven into her art, represents the essential time and space needed for life to breathe, feel, and connect. The exhibition will delve deeper into [MA], revealing Kimoto's interpretation of dreams and the abstract spaces they inhabit, inviting viewers into a captivating realm where figures dissolve or emerge from non-figurative spaces.
 
The exhibition unfolds as a chronological narrative, beginning with early works from 2004. These pieces showcase Kimoto's exploration of figuration, featuring small figures, women, animals, trees, rain, woods, and dreamlike landscapes inspired by the Japanese countryside. Experimenting with materials such as Korean ceramics and bright colors, she employs on occasions a unique symmetrical aesthetic by painting with both hands simultaneously.
 
Kimoto's distinctive technique involves quick brushes and improvisation, creating a paradoxical experience where static images exude a sense of movement. Viewers are encouraged to engage deeply with her art, contemplating and exploring their imaginative depths. In her words, Kimoto describes her creative process: "I draw a line without memory and without an idea. The color harmonizes visually with my feelings, connecting with my emotions."
Installation Views
Video
Works
  • Keiko Kimoto SeeschlangeVogelFrau, 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 180 x 130 cm 70 ⅞ x 51 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    SeeschlangeVogelFrau, 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    180 x 130 cm
    70 ⅞ x 51 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Vogel, 2013 Ink, Oil on canvas 280 x 600 cm 110 ¼ x 236 ¼ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Vogel, 2013
    Ink, Oil on canvas
    280 x 600 cm
    110 ¼ x 236 ¼ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Regen Bart, 2024 Aquarelle and oil on canvas 165 x 145 cm 65 x 57 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Regen Bart, 2024
    Aquarelle and oil on canvas
    165 x 145 cm
    65 x 57 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Sayonara, 2005 Oil on canvas 155 x 180 cm 61 x 70 ⅞ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Sayonara, 2005
    Oil on canvas
    155 x 180 cm
    61 x 70 ⅞ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Schleife, 2009 Oil on canvas 180 x 180 cm 70 ⅞ x 70 ⅞ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Schleife, 2009
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 ⅞ x 70 ⅞ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Waesche, 2023 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 155 x 125 cm 61 x 49 ¼ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Waesche, 2023
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    155 x 125 cm
    61 x 49 ¼ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Feuervogel, 2022 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 155 x 125 cm 61 x 49 ¼ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Feuervogel, 2022
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    155 x 125 cm
    61 x 49 ¼ in
  • Keiko Kimoto SommerMeer, 2021 Egg tempera on canvas 120 x 100 cm 47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    SommerMeer, 2021
    Egg tempera on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
    47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Nachtduft und Weilchen, 2004 Pigment and Hasenleim on canvas 120 x 100 cm 47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Nachtduft und Weilchen, 2004
    Pigment and Hasenleim on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
    47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Schmetterling, 2005 Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm 39 ⅜ x 31 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Schmetterling, 2005
    Oil on canvas
    100 x 80 cm
    39 ⅜ x 31 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Dampf, 2008 Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm 39 ⅜ x 31 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Dampf, 2008
    Oil on canvas
    100 x 80 cm
    39 ⅜ x 31 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Garage, 2005/2024 Oil on canvas 100 x 84 cm 39 ⅜ x 33 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Garage, 2005/2024
    Oil on canvas
    100 x 84 cm
    39 ⅜ x 33 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Enten, 2022 Oil on canvas 75 x 90 cm 29 ½ x 35 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Enten, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    75 x 90 cm
    29 ½ x 35 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Fallendes Wasser Scwebende Minelarien, 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Fallendes Wasser Scwebende Minelarien, 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Risu-Neko(Eichhörnchen-Katze), 2013 Oil on canvas 70 x 90 cm 27 ½ x 35 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Risu-Neko(Eichhörnchen-Katze), 2013
    Oil on canvas
    70 x 90 cm
    27 ½ x 35 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Hahnenkamm, 2021 Eggtempera on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Hahnenkamm, 2021
    Eggtempera on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Vase, 2021 Oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Vase, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Nohara, 2021 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Nohara, 2021
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Kamel, 2024 Oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Kamel, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Blumen aus Lanzbergerallee, 2021/2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Blumen aus Lanzbergerallee, 2021/2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Himmel, 2021 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Himmel, 2021
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Bar, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm 31 ½ x 31 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Bar, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    31 ½ x 31 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Lerche, 2021 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Lerche, 2021
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Ananas, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm 31 ½ x 31 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Ananas, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    31 ½ x 31 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Kiefer, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm 31 ½ x 31 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Kiefer, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    31 ½ x 31 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Große Vögel kleine Vögel, 2021 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Große Vögel kleine Vögel, 2021
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Trauerweide, 2006 Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm 27 ½ x 27 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Trauerweide, 2006
    Oil on canvas
    70 x 70 cm
    27 ½ x 27 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Tobari, 2006/2024 Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm 23 ⅝ x 23 ⅝ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Tobari, 2006/2024
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm
    23 ⅝ x 23 ⅝ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Fensterblick, 2021 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Fensterblick, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Momo, 2005 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Momo, 2005
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Tanz, 2005 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Tanz, 2005
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Chresantheme, 2006 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Chresantheme, 2006
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Halle Westfalen, 2024 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Halle Westfalen, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Paradiesvoegel, 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Paradiesvoegel, 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Jacht, 2006 Aquarelle, acrylic, and oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm 23 ⅝ x 23 ⅝ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Jacht, 2006
    Aquarelle, acrylic, and oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm
    23 ⅝ x 23 ⅝ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Zwischen den Blättern, 2024 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Zwischen den Blättern, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Vase, 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 200 x 160 cm 78 ¾ x 63 in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Vase, 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    78 ¾ x 63 in
  • Keiko Kimoto Hund, Einhorn, 2024 Oil on canvas 120 x 90 cm 47 ¼ x 35 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Hund, Einhorn, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    120 x 90 cm
    47 ¼ x 35 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Eule und Schlange , 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 155 x 125 cm 61 x 49 ¼ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Eule und Schlange , 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    155 x 125 cm
    61 x 49 ¼ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Wind, 2013 Oil on canvas 120 x 90 cm 47 ¼ x 35 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Wind, 2013
    Oil on canvas
    120 x 90 cm
    47 ¼ x 35 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Schwebende Stillleben, 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm 47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Schwebende Stillleben, 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
    47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Obst, 2024 Oil on canvas 90 x 75 cm 35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Obst, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 75 cm
    35 ⅜ x 29 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Zikade, 2006 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Zikade, 2006
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Traubenfest, 2024 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Traubenfest, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Portpia,Pferd,Tisch, 2024 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Portpia,Pferd,Tisch, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Apfelbaum, 2005 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Apfelbaum, 2005
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
    23 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Garten, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm 19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Garten, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto NachtTeich, 2024 Oil on canvas ø 60 cm ø 23 ⅝ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    NachtTeich, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    ø 60 cm
    ø 23 ⅝ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Sumpf, 2024 Egg tempera on canvas ø 60 cm ø 23 ⅝ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Sumpf, 2024
    Egg tempera on canvas
    ø 60 cm
    ø 23 ⅝ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Schwalbe, 2024 Egg tempera and oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm 19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Schwalbe, 2024
    Egg tempera and oil on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Mond YORUNOUMIDEOYOGO, 2020/2024 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Mond YORUNOUMIDEOYOGO, 2020/2024
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Taube, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 cm 9 ½ x 11 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Taube, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 30 cm
    9 ½ x 11 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Moeve und Ananas, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Moeve und Ananas, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Krabbeimfluss, 2004 Oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm 9 ⅞ x 11 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Krabbeimfluss, 2004
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 30 cm
    9 ⅞ x 11 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Mooswald, 2020 Acrylic, Ink on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Mooswald, 2020
    Acrylic, Ink on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Fahrad, 2017 Egg tempera on canvas 20 x 35 cm 7 ⅞ x 13 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Fahrad, 2017
    Egg tempera on canvas
    20 x 35 cm
    7 ⅞ x 13 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Schnee N, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 25 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ⅞ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Schnee N, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 25 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ⅞ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Feld, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 25 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ⅞ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Feld, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 25 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ⅞ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Schwimmen, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 25 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ⅞ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Schwimmen, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 25 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ⅞ in
  • Keiko Kimoto am Fenster, 2021 Egg tempera on painting board 40 x 30 cm 15 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    am Fenster, 2021
    Egg tempera on painting board
    40 x 30 cm
    15 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Wirbel, 2024 Oil on canvas 24 x 18 cm 9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Wirbel, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18 cm
    9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Wasserspiel, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Wasserspiel, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Still Landschaft, 2021 Egg tempera on painting board 40 x 30 cm 15 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Still Landschaft, 2021
    Egg tempera on painting board
    40 x 30 cm
    15 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Felsen und Quellen, 2019/2024 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Felsen und Quellen, 2019/2024
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Vase, 2017 Egg tempera on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Vase, 2017
    Egg tempera on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Ananas, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 cm 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Ananas, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 24 cm
    11 ¾ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Meer, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 cm 9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Meer, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 18 cm
    9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Sleep, 2022 Oil on canvas 24 x 18 cm 9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Sleep, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18 cm
    9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Ei im Meer, 2021 Oil on canvas 18 x 24 cm 7 ⅛ x 9 ½ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Ei im Meer, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 24 cm
    7 ⅛ x 9 ½ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Vase Chili, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 cm 9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Vase Chili, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 18 cm
    9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Krabbe, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 cm 9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Krabbe, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 18 cm
    9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Traubenraum Oil on canvas 24 x 18 cm 9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Traubenraum
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18 cm
    9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Geburtstag, 2021 Egg tempera on painting board 25 x 20 cm 9 ⅞ x 7 ⅞ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Geburtstag, 2021
    Egg tempera on painting board
    25 x 20 cm
    9 ⅞ x 7 ⅞ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Party, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 18 x 13 cm 7 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Party, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    18 x 13 cm
    7 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ in
  • Keiko Kimoto Nachtwald, 2013 Acrylic and oil on canvas 18 x 13 cm 7 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ in
    Keiko Kimoto
    Nachtwald, 2013
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    18 x 13 cm
    7 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ in