Ryoko Kaneta at Dorothy Circus Gallery London

Ryoko Kaneta, Snow in the Summer, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 60.6 x 91 cm, Courtesy of DCG and the artist

The Dorothy Circus Gallery in London presents the UK debut of renowned Japanese painter Ryoko Kaneta, with her extraordinary series titled Snow in The Summer, an artistic testament that reveals the bittersweet scenario of environmental crisis and climate change through enchanting landscapes.

Consisting of 13 acrylic paintings on canvas, Kaneta’s new exhibition represents an artistically powerful and contemporary body of work. Through her refined and deeply spiritual poetics, inspired by ancient Japanese philosophies, the artist highlights a growing concern for our planet and its fragility.

Ryoko Kaneta, Mt Fuji Winter Night, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 72.7 x 72.7 x 2.2 cm, Courtesy of DCG and the artist

Nature has always been at the center of Kaneta’s work, but now more than ever, her pieces confront us with the reality of a humanity often indifferent to the devastation it causes, ignoring natural needs and rhythms. Kaneta’s sensitivity is reflected in her personification of Nature, depicted as mountains and waves with gentle, yet sometimes angry, eyes that gaze at us with a tinge of sadness.


Through her art, Kaneta invites us to reflect on our collective responsibility to preserve and protect the planet we call home. The paintings, from a perspective that seems to watch over us from above, reveal the fragile beauty of the natural world and confront us with the consequences of our irresponsible actions.

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The Dorothy Circus Gallery has chosen to showcase Snow in The Summer at the beginning of summer, not by chance, with the intention of offering not only an exciting artistic experience but, above all, to stimulate deep reflection as we approach summer travels, urging us to consider our choices and our impact on the environment.

Ryoko Kanet, YUKINKO, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 65.2 x 65.2 x 2.5 cm, Courtesy of DCG and the artist

The exhibition will open with a private viewing dedicated to collectors on June 23rd at 5:30 PM and will be open to the public until July 31st at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in London, located at 35 Connaught Street, W22AZ.

Dorothy Circus

Dorothy Circus is a Gallery dedicated to the visual avant-gardes in contemporary art, bringing together international artists selected for their compelling languages, from the worlds of Painting, Sculpture, Street Art and Photography. Founded in 2007 and present in Rome and London, DCG’s mission is dedicated to the surrealism-inspired new figurative, promoting the highest quality in contemporary art, providing a platform for up coming artists from around the world. Curating thought-provoking exhibitions, educational initiatives and engaging events, the owner Alexandra Mazzanti is constantly expanding the gallery presence and influence on the global art scene.

The Gallery works closely with artists and organisations to create meaningful dialogues, contributing to the development of a society based on an ethical commitment.

Sensitive topics like feminism, gender equality and women’s rights have been emphasised through the curatorial programme, with a particular attention to maternal relations and female iconography in the art world.

Snow in the Summer
Solo show by Ryoko Kaneta
June 23rd-July 31st 2023
Dorothy Circus Gallery

35 Connaught Street, W2 2AZ, London

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