Shoma Fujimura “Luck Action”

Kana Kawanishi Gallery

poster for Shoma Fujimura “Luck Action”
[Image: © Shoma Fujimura, Courtesy Kana Kawanishi Gallery]

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Shoma Fujimura is an artist who creates kinetic works by combining various materials such as junk and metal. He was awarded a special prize at the 18th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art and attracted attention since he was a graduate student at Tokyo University of the Arts. The solo exhibition ‘Real-Life Escape Room’ (2020) as the artist unit 鯰 [Namazu], in which he works together with Yoshiki Omote and Taichi Moriyama, also gained a remarkable reputation among curators and others.

In Power Spinner (2017), Fujimura combined junk items such as tires and monitors of different sizes and purposes to create a large-scale work that a single power source linked rotation and movement. This work, which lacked the “purpose” that should generally accompany “movement,” simply moved solemnly by the laws of physics. At first glance, it seemed nonsensical and bizarre but could be suggestive for contemporary people spending their days busily pursuing goals.

‘Luck Action,’ Fujimura’s first solo exhibition at Kana Kawanishi Gallery, will consist of new works only to create a space that condenses the unique originality of Fujimura. The many works created from junk, which are objects that have been removed from the original context of human activity, may show us the initial way of being as we look at the forms and movements of the objects with an honest and flexible attitude.

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from July 24, 2021 to September 11, 2021
Closed from August 11 to 14.

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Shoma Fujimura

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