Works - Apocalypse

His sister and a Tapir

Oil on canvas
1400 x 1400mm
2011

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Oil on canvas
2240 x 1455mm
2011

H.O.E

Oil on canvas
1700 x 1700 x 60mm
2011

Winner Work of the 4th Article Award

Private collection in Japan

Japan

Oil on canvas
1800 x 4500mm
2011

Work on Colors

2011
Oil on Canvas
1450 x 1120mm

Blue House

The home is at once a place of endings and of beginnings. In the home we enter our first social community: the family. At the end of each day we return from school or from work, to rest, think, sleep and dream. We take care to shape our domestic spaces, either as reflections of ourselves, or as spaces in which we can do the things we want to do. As such, the home is an extension of oneself: domestic interiors are psychological/mental interiors.

Glass is an ambiguous surface: it gives vague reflections of ourselves, at the same time allowing us to see what is "outside." It is at once a strong and weak surface: it cannot be scratched easily, but can be broken with a careless blow.

In this painting, the figures inside and outside are not mirror images, and it is still uncertain if they will break the glass that separates them. Glass, the ambiguous surface, separates and defines boy and girl, inside and outside. The space in this painting is one of indefinite meanings: its murky depths a dreamscape or a real space. Likewise the doll who hangs from the roofs of this blue house occupies an uncertain position: it has no gender, and one cannot decide if it has fallen off the roof or wishes to climb on top of it. Architectural and psychological space are open-ended.

Oil on canvas
1303 x 1303mm
2011

Memory

Light and darkness; uncertainty and security; desolation and joy: it is perhaps in the spaces between these polarities that we catch a glimpse of life. The earthquake of March 11 brought to the foreground the distance between life and death, and yet the fact remains that while there were countless victims, I am still alive. To me, the earthquake of March 11th signalled the ways in which life is not absolute. Rather, it showed me that in the face of death, we are as passengers of lifeboats adrift in darkness.

Oil on canvas
1600 x 1200mm
2011

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