Exhibitionin Tokyo / Japan
Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by “Suna Fujita”, a production unit by Shohei Fujita and Chisato Yamano. Suna Fujita has engaged the minds and hearts of many through the infinitely free, affectionate, and playful worlds that permeate their work, reminiscent of dream-like narratives interwoven by humans and animals in nature. The unit currently live and work in the rich natural environment of an undeveloped woodland area near a village in Kyoto.
In addition to a variety of small unique works that fit within the palm of one’s hand (tea bowls, pots, decorative plates, sake cups, etc.), the exhibition in the gallery’s Roppongi space features large-scale works measuring 30 cm or so in height, demonstrating a new and unprecedented development in their oeuvre.
The new large-scale works in motifs such as female figures, birds, seals, monkfish and Bubble Eye Goldfish feature a jar-shaped opening that enable them to be used as liquor bottles or as vases for displaying flowers.
Depicted on the female figures’ skirt is a forest landscape where people enjoy fishing surrounded by animals, while the monkfish takes on the form of a submarine with children inside amusingly gazing out towards the ocean.
Suna Fujita states as follows with regards to what they keep in mind when producing their work.
“We wish to capture and depict people, animals in water and on land, underground creatures like worms, and even microorganisms such as plankton, as entirely and cohesively as possible.”
Taking advantage of the sculptural characteristics of ceramics to fluidly transcend the boundary between two-dimension and three-dimension, Suna Fujita’s entire oeuvre appear to present a distinct and unparalleled world where people, nature, and animals live side by side and happily coexist.
Through the timeless technique of ceramics, Suna Fujita’s ambitious works make us aware of that which is obvious yet truly important, that is, the fact that happiness and love can be found in our ordinary everyday life. We welcome visitors to take this opportunity to bear witness to the artist’s endeavors.
Gallery hours 11 pm – 7 pm, closed Sun, Mon, National Holidays
Exhibition Duration 25.11. – 10.12.2022
Tomio Koyama Gallery Roppongi
complex665 2F, 6-5-24, Minato-ku