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Naoki Koide

Giant Salamander (Purple), 2006

FRP, lacquer, acrylic, urethane and carpet on a wood pedestal
25 × 70 × 80 in
63.5 × 177.8 × 203.2 cm
Edition 3/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Geneva
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© Naoki Koide, image courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Naoki Koide
Japanese, b. 1968
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Naoki Koide is a sculptor who makes jarring-yet-humorous biomorphic figures that reference people or animals in the artist’s life. These motifs and autobiographical references have remained constant through various stylistic changes. According to Koide, “If I can’t project these people [around me who I know] into my works then I can’t know if what I am doing is right or not.” Even the animals are based upon those that are familiar to him. Koide typically works with fiber-reinforced polyester resin in a range of finishes, from high gloss to matte or textured. He has also taken to painting his sculptures with a spray gun in ways that do not correspond to the sculptures’ forms. More recently, Koide has begun to experiment with wood and ceramics.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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© Naoki Koide, image courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Naoki Koide
Japanese, b. 1968
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Naoki Koide is a sculptor who makes jarring-yet-humorous biomorphic figures that reference people or animals in the artist’s life. These motifs and autobiographical references have remained constant through various stylistic changes. According to Koide, “If I can’t project these people [around me who I know] into my works then I can’t know if what I am doing is right or not.” Even the animals are based upon those that are familiar to him. Koide typically works with fiber-reinforced polyester resin in a range of finishes, from high gloss to matte or textured. He has also taken to painting his sculptures with a spray gun in ways that do not correspond to the sculptures’ forms. More recently, Koide has begun to experiment with wood and ceramics.

Naoki Koide

Giant Salamander (Purple), 2006

FRP, lacquer, acrylic, urethane and carpet on a wood pedestal
25 × 70 × 80 in
63.5 × 177.8 × 203.2 cm
Edition 3/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Geneva
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