Tomoki Furuhata “Physical Objects”

Gallery Momo Ryogoku

poster for Tomoki Furuhata “Physical Objects”
[Image: Tomoki Furuhata]

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This solo exhibition consists of twelve of Tomoki Furuhata’s latest paintings from the “frame” series, “finder” series and “broken drops” series. The “frame” series openly displays the stretchers that are supposed to be hidden and covered by the canvas. Adding color to the stretchers and making their positions indistinct, Furuhata also pays attention to the composition of these works by facing the issue head on. In doing this he attempts to make visible the components and processes that are usually concealed or go unseen. Meanwhile, in his earlier works from “broken drops,” Furuhata depicts the abstract traces made by putting acrylic on canvas and spreading it with an iron plate. This is an experimental body of work that the artist has used in order to understand paint. After “broken drops,” Furuhata began working on “finder.” The forms depicted in the series are a result of accidents caused by tools, materials and his expectations. Furuhata has said of the process that it was down to “pure phenomenon.” Using canvas for the series instead of panel, the deflections in the fabric bring a higher sense of contingency, though the production process mirrors that of the “broken drops” series. Furuhata intends to break open the larger structure of painting by composing this exhibition with these three series exploring paint as a phenomenon and paintings as objects.

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from February 10, 2018 to March 10, 2018

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Tomoki Furuhata

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