Daisuke Fukunaga “Labor”

Tomio Koyama Gallery

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[Image: Daisuke Fukunaga "Not downer" 2020 oil on canvas 145.6 x 112.2 cm ©Daisuke Fukunaga]

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Objects depicted in Daisuke Fukunaga’s painting are something too ordinary for us to pay attention everyday – places or objects we have forgotten, such as a shabby vacant lot, a dark basement of the construction building without wiring, old cleaning tools like mops, tires, and wastes. With his “representationalism” approach, these objects seem to throw off its functional meanings attached to them and wriggle like animals, as if they had emotions and personalities.
Personified objects against the dramatic backgrounds in Fukunaga’s paintings evoke strongly and theatrically, emphasized by being depicted on large canvases. The senses of endless depth and presence as materials attract viewers.

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from November 07, 2020 to December 05, 2020

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