Yusuke Komuta “Color Unfolds”

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Yusuke Komuta (b.1986) folds and unfolds paper airplanes and stretches them across canvas, sourcing his pictorial composition from origami paper craft. The paintings reveal unexpected designs drawn from geometric patterns and emphasize each facet as a sensational prism of color. From a figurative handicraft to a flat sheet of paper, the work of Komuta reverses the process of folding and invites the viewer into a kaleidoscopic world of abstraction vivified with rhythmic patterns and pure colors. Komuta’s tableau is composed of hard-edged facets, which bring together the architecture of reflective light movements. Symmetrically paired segments of linear pattern structure the confounding disposition of triangular complexities. Intrigued by “brilliants,” gemstones cut with numerous facets to attain maximum vibrancy, the artist assimilates these repetitious and hypnotic jewelry patterns with a pictorial surface. The resulting compositions draw an illustrative map for the interplay of light and shape.

Explaining the exhibition title, Komuta points to the elusive and phenomenal quality of color. Unfolded origami is free from a figurative referent, with only vestiges of past construction remaining. This slightly suggestive and highly obscure field provides a perfect medium for Komuta’s large-scale paintings, which envelop the viewer in a captivating experience of color as a healing language.

[Image: “Plane_Stealth” (2013) acrylic on cotton 168 x 239 x 4.5 cm photo by Nobutada Omote|Sandwich]

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From 2013-11-20 To 2013-12-25

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Yusuke Komuta

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