gallery UG is pleased to announce that we will present Kunihiko NOHARA's "KIROKU - Journals on Wood -" from Saturday, September 2 to Monday, September 18 at gallery UG Tennoz.
Kunihiko NOHARA is our signature artist who graced the opening of our second gallery in Tennoz in September 2020.
He will be presenting a large work "HACHI -Eight" carved from a tree trunk, "Make Mt. Mimawashiyama," which offers a glimpse into the process of reaching a new level, and about 15 other small wood sculptures, as well as edition works made of FRP edition works, which he has been releasing new works every year since 2016.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
■About KIROKU - Journals on Wood
ROKU - Journals on Wood
I suppose that drawing or giving form to something has meaning in itself, and most of the works I have continued to create capture everyday moments in my life, but I have not given enough weight to roku-recording them as the title of the exhibition.
I dared to use this theme this time because I had a lot of things I wanted to leave behind, and it became a time for me to think about how to leave behind things that had existed in my own way.
Usually, my work consists of everyday scenes overlaid with the sense of time I want to express. This time, however, the direct process of preserving the time I wanted to leave behind was out of sync with my previous expression, and while recognizing this, I put emphasis on keeping journals.
It is a human function to maintain normalcy by forgetting, but there is also a sense of emptiness.
It is like the dust of the universe. That may be true.
The sun and the earth are made of dust.