Although yellow often has negative connotations in the West, it is a very positive color here in the East, Goh Shigi is quick to point out at the opening of his latest show, “Heat of Yellow,” which presents 15 of his latest oils as well as several drawings at Ginza’s Nishimura Gallery.

While in the West, yellow has been associated with cowardice, quarantine and bad journalism, in the Orient, by contrast, it is a royal color, and one with which Shigi has always felt a close affinity.

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