Japanese Artist Hiroyuki Doi

New York Times

"Hiroyuki Doi is a self-taught Japanese artist in his 60's whose solo show of ink drawings marks his first appearance in a
gallery anywhere. His vocabulary has a single form, the circle, which he varies constantly in size from very small to nearly subatomic and masses by the thousands into into forms whose outlines, topographies and sense of inner light vary tremendously.
They usually suggest drifting nebulae or swirling galaxies, but can also resemble rough stone. They are delicate,
mesmerizing and unusually beautiful, if not completely unusual, having the slight air of manufacture that can infect
obsessive work. They would be even more beautiful without the artist's signature, which adds a saccharine note."

Roberta Smith, The New York Times, December 27th, 2002

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