27 apr - 9 jul 2022
Shuhei Fukuda is currently researching traditional Japanese painting and exploring approaches to the world using traditional techniques and materials. Fukuda is interested in the relationship between material variability and the inner world within the framework of the aging process of the material substance.
In painting, the relationship between the support and the surface is unquestionably recognised as the complete form of the painting itself. The Japanese paintings produced by Fukuda seem to be the lowest common denominator of art, just "being there", if you look at the way they exist in space with the materiality of the support itself and the silver foil that fills the surface and the Japanese paper used for the painting material he is looking at.