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Makoto Fujimura

Van Nuys Monotype Series No. 1 凡奈斯絹印單刷系列 , 2017

Monotype with print ink, Gold, Japanese Mica, Mineral Pigments 絹印單刷版畫, 金箔, 日本雲母, 天然礦物顏料, 紙
31 1/2 × 24 in
80 × 61 cm
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Taipei City , Tainan City
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Artrue Gallery
Taipei City , Tainan City
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Printed by Master Printer Pascal Girauden at Van Nuys California Print Studio

Printed by Master Printer Pascal Girauden at Van Nuys California Print Studio

Makoto Fujimura
Japanese American, b. 1960
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Makoto Fujimura fuses traditional Nihonga painting with the techniques of Western abstraction. He has a particular affinity for using stone-ground minerals such as gold, platinum, malachite, azurite, and cinnabar. Fujimura believes that the minerals—particularly gold—allow for a fuller exploration of the interstice between the essential flatness of abstraction and the interior space of representation. “Gold is that paradox: it creates space (by being semi-transparent) and remains flat (by being mirror-like) at the same time,” he says. Fujimura’s deep religious faith attracts him to the metaphysical aspects of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting. In The Four Holy Gospels Project (2009), Fujimara was commissioned to illustrate the Four Holy Gospels in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.

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Printed by Master Printer Pascal Girauden at Van Nuys California Print Studio

Printed by Master Printer Pascal Girauden at Van Nuys California Print Studio

Makoto Fujimura
Japanese American, b. 1960
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Makoto Fujimura fuses traditional Nihonga painting with the techniques of Western abstraction. He has a particular affinity for using stone-ground minerals such as gold, platinum, malachite, azurite, and cinnabar. Fujimura believes that the minerals—particularly gold—allow for a fuller exploration of the interstice between the essential flatness of abstraction and the interior space of representation. “Gold is that paradox: it creates space (by being semi-transparent) and remains flat (by being mirror-like) at the same time,” he says. Fujimura’s deep religious faith attracts him to the metaphysical aspects of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting. In The Four Holy Gospels Project (2009), Fujimara was commissioned to illustrate the Four Holy Gospels in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.

Makoto Fujimura

Van Nuys Monotype Series No. 1 凡奈斯絹印單刷系列 , 2017

Monotype with print ink, Gold, Japanese Mica, Mineral Pigments 絹印單刷版畫, 金箔, 日本雲母, 天然礦物顏料, 紙
31 1/2 × 24 in
80 × 61 cm
Unique
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location
Taipei City , Tainan City
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