Minami Kobayashi: A Park at Lunar Surface, 1/13/19 – 2/23/19

January 13 – February 23, 2019

Opening Reception Sunday, January 13, 3-6pm


Goldfinch is pleased to present A Park at Lunar Surface, a solo exhibition by Minami Kobayashi. Charged with a sense of magical realism, Kobayashi’s figurative paintings combine intimacy and mystery through their depictions of ordinary people, animals, and places that seem vaguely surreal and ever so slightly off-kilter. Using fast-drying egg tempera, the artist applies thin coats of paint in layers, creating jewel-like facets of color and images that seem to emerge from the painted surface only gradually, like distant memories and half-recalled dreams.

Minami Kobayashi (b.1989) ​is a Japanese artist currently living and working in Chicago, IL. She has exhibited at Chautauqua Institution (New York), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Baby Blue Gallery (Chicago), Jeannievent Gallery (London), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo), and numerous other venues. Her work has been featured in publications such as Saatchi Art and Frase Got Talent. She holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (2018) and a BFA in Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts (2016).

Minami Kobayashi. A girl and an aged red chair, 2018, egg tempera on panel, 36 x 24 inches.