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MARUYAMA Naofumi

[1964 - ]

appear [2008]

  • acrylic on cotton
    183.0×366.0cm
  • ©MARUYAMA Naofumi, 2018

path 4 [2005]

  • acrylic on cotton
    185.0×185.0cm
  • ©MARUYAMA Naofumi, 2018

breeze of river 2 [2004]

  • acrylic on cotton
    181.8×227.3cm
  • ©MARUYAMA Naofumi, 2018

[Audio Guide]

There is a person rowing a boat on the righthand side of this picture and a reflected image beneath. The yellow line in the upper section likely represents the opposite shore. Are the thick green spots in the lower part of the painting surface that spread across the left side depicting trees on the shore? What are the different colored spots fluttering about here and there? Perhaps they represent light reflected in the surface of the water. In this work, dissolved acrylic paint has been thinly painted on damp cloth. These pigments stain the fabric, and there is no fixed point for the viewer’s focus as the outlines in the work are unclear. If we subtracted the boat, there would be no depth to the work, and it would become colors scattered across a flat canvas. Though there is some intimacy to this ambiguous expression, at the same time we feel a sense of isolation, as we are unable to enter the world of this picture.

breeze 2 [2004]

  • acrylic on cotton
    227.0×145.5cm
  • ©MARUYAMA Naofumi, 2018

Semblance I [1993]

  • acrylic on cotton
    183.5×259.5cm
  • ©MARUYAMA Naofumi, 2018
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