We are pleased to announce Etsuko Fukaya’s solo exhibition “wind erosion”.
Afer Fukaya’s debut solo show held at YAMAMOTO GEDANI in 2006, she has participated in many group exhibitions including Alllooksame? Tuttuguale? ArtChinaKoreaJapanArt at Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo PerL’arte in Italy (2006), Roppongi crossing at Mori art museum in Tokyo (2007), and City Net Asia at Seoul Museum of Art (2009).
Three years since her last solo show, Fukaya is proud to present new etchings and drawings. With passion for drawing living creatures, she considers no detail should be excluded such as every hair of a beast, every scale of a fish, the pattern of a petal or a butterfly’s wing.
The artist has chosen etching to express these details as it allows her to draw extremely delicate lines. She exclusively works with naked eyes because even the loupe sets in between her eyes and the work becomes obstructive during the process. The finished work is filled with lively creatures that seem to be celebrating the lives given by the artist.
In her new etching “Untitled (27)”, all sorts of creatures share the same picture frame; fossil, ammonite, trilobite, bird, fish, plant, as well as imaginary beast. The borderless land, sea, sky, and mingled age appear to be an odd assortment, but Fukaya’s lines and dots create a harmonious mixture to this wild world.
Among other large scaled works in contemporary art, most of Fukaya’s etchings are within 30x30cm. An enriched world is stuffed inside the small picture frame and attracts one’s attention to staring into its richness for hours.