Shusuke Ao + Junta Egawa “A Hue was an August Joke”
[Image: Junta Egawa "Your Pain is Decomposed Imaginarily." (2021) Oil on canvas 91 × 73cm]
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Shusuke Ao(b.1981) is known for large scale installation about airplane and air industry. Junta Egawa(b.1978) is regarded as a fine art painter those who handles an abstract painting. Though the two artists have nothing in common, they specialized in Japanese painting at Tama Art University. Ao and Egawa have shared with a studio since they graduated. And the both artists started their careers without a traditional expression in Japanese painting. In the university, they studied the method about how to select the best media in their focused vision and how to simulate the process in making artwork.
The title of the exhibition ‘A HUE WAS AN AUGUST JOKE’ is made from the anagram of their name, SHUSUE AO and JUNTA EGAWA. The two artists resolve the old and reconstruct it to the new one. It is different from its original, but it consists of the same essence.