by Suzanne on June 9th, 2011
Stereotype 08 by Atsushi Suwa, oil on canvas, 2008 – click to enlarge
A technically absolutely brilliant artist who makes it seem totally effortless to cram a trompe-l’oeil with the entire mirror perspective of Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait into a small camera lens (below), he has shown time and again that he cannot simply be reduced to realism – despite his obvious and vast talent for it.
By Atsushi Suwa – click to enlarge
His intimate collaboration with the famous and awe-inspiring butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno or his documentary Father series show a very deep emotional involvement with the subject, a desire to dissect traumata and fears, to look mercilessly at the fabric and tissue of life. And death.
I’m not entirely sure what will be presented at the exhibition, but I’m pretty certain it’s near impossible for Atsushi Suwa to disappoint. Details below.
By Atsushi Suwa
On show: Jun 9 – Jul 9, 2011
Gallery hours: Daily: 1 – 7 PM, except Wed & Sun
by suzanne_tumblr on January 2nd, 2010
(via Atsushi Suwa)