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Ash, 2007

Oil on canvas
35 4/5 × 35 4/5 × 1 in
91 × 91 × 2.5 cm
location
Geneva
About the work
Signature
Signed and dated on the verso
Image rights
© Masahiko Kuwahara, image courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Masahiko Kuwahara
Japanese, b. 1959
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Masahiko Kuwuhara’s paintings are at once eerie, humorous, and cute. According to the artist, his purpose is “to draw a part of this world that overflows with a strange idea.” Kuwuhara leads a secluded life and does not own a computer or television, but receives his news from the world via newspapers and fliers, from which he sometimes draws inspiration for motifs or titles. He is best known for his simplified forms, soft colors, and an almost cartoon-like or child-like style. His recurring motifs include young girls and animals, which appear variously despondent, deformed, and isolated, referencing themes of estrangement contemporary life. He also makes sculptures exploring similar motifs and themes.

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About the work
Signature
Signed and dated on the verso
Image rights
© Masahiko Kuwahara, image courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Masahiko Kuwahara
Japanese, b. 1959
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Masahiko Kuwuhara’s paintings are at once eerie, humorous, and cute. According to the artist, his purpose is “to draw a part of this world that overflows with a strange idea.” Kuwuhara leads a secluded life and does not own a computer or television, but receives his news from the world via newspapers and fliers, from which he sometimes draws inspiration for motifs or titles. He is best known for his simplified forms, soft colors, and an almost cartoon-like or child-like style. His recurring motifs include young girls and animals, which appear variously despondent, deformed, and isolated, referencing themes of estrangement contemporary life. He also makes sculptures exploring similar motifs and themes.

Ash, 2007

Oil on canvas
35 4/5 × 35 4/5 × 1 in
91 × 91 × 2.5 cm
location
Geneva
Other works by Masahiko Kuwahara