HIROKI TSUKUDA – Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo
at NANZUKA GALLERY, TOKYO
An architecture, nature and graphic-influenced visual fusion takes place in Tokyo-based artist Hiroki Tsukuda’s latest exhibition at Nanzuka Gallery, titled ‘Black Out Thunder Storm’. The large-scaled works are an incredible collection of spontaneous watercolour and calligraphic strokes, paired with structured architectural-like compositions of lines and spaces. A strong sense of nature is poetically present, with a plethora of green living structures carefully curated in the gallery space to accompany.
Tsukuda’s works make use of many common motifs such as cityscapes and architecture and the natural landscapes of woods and waterfronts while simultaneously incorporating drawn geometric planes and symbolic elements.
As Tsukuda best explains himself, “I don’t know whether I am creating an imaginary world from the landscapes that I have been observing on an unconscious level, or whether the world in my imagination just suddenly appears before my eyes, but I’m trying to express, as memories, those fragmented landscapes that are engraved within me.” His gallery agrees, “True to his word, Tsukuda’s works reveal a perspective of the world in which reality and the unrealistic coexist.”
“Black Out Thunder Storm”
11 January – 15 February, 2014
Shibuya Ibis bldg. B1F 2-17-3 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0002 JAPAN