Face “Taking Peace for Granted”
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FACE says “Everyone is smiling with the same face”. Same faces, like uniforms are drawn on all the canvas, but sometimes they are drawn in humorous arrangements. Situation, composition, brushstrokes and color scheme create an exquisite nuance in these monotonous faces.
But are these characters really smiling? Or are they pretending to smile, being amazed, throwging questions or ridiculing …The unreadable facial expression with eyes gazing somewhere lands this speculation anywhere, and emphasize colorful and pop nature of his works. One of the characteristics of FACE works is the “Sense of floating” that the viewer unexpectedly embraces. “eyes don’t speak as much as the mouth.”
Image like a scene from a movie or manga hold strong narrative power, but when you face the actual painting, our habit of trying to read the facial expression is being used by FACE. We unknowingly drawn into FACE’s technique of “imagining what lies behind the surface”. This may be a way of telling an exquisite story drawn from the Japanese sense of “reading the air”.
A woman looking out the window, a character with a dropped eyeball and a nacked woman with a muzzle. We have no choice but to imagine what kind of message or suggestion is behind the comical and pop painting in a sence of floating.
from April 16, 2021 to May 01, 2021