Naoto Kawahara "Nu"

Taka Ishii Gallery

poster for Naoto Kawahara "Nu"

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Kawahara's recent paintings are based on the works of masters including Balthus, Bonnard, Claesz, Düer and Seiji Togo. After staging and shooting his subjects with a Polaroid camera, Kawahara searches for other possibilities by re-creating them, by "painting" them closely. While keeping the master works characteristics, he makes us sense his uniqueness- through interpretation.
"This time, I have re-interpreted "painting as painting". Mainly "re-envisioning",- picturing mentally, the master works. My process is to gather the subject's elements, re-shoot them and mold them during the involved process of [painting]. By translating existing paintings, I try to create another image of them. I will be happy if my works are not classified as just copies". -Naoto Kawahara



From 2005-04-28 To 2005-05-28


Naoto Kawahara



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