GAJIN FUJITA: Twilight Blush

An exhibition of new paintings and works at L.A. Louver
16 November - 30 December, 2006

Gajin Fujita PortraitL.A. Louver is delighted to present a long-anticipated exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by the Japanese-American artist Gajin Fujita. Fujita’s increasingly sophisticated works reflect many cultural influences that range from the lush visuals of traditional Japanese tattoos, screen painting from the Edo period and woodblock prints by ukiyo- e artists, to contemporary Japanese cartoons and hip-hop culture.


 “ …the paintings present themselves as competing fields of moral and technical mastery that coexist in their own accomplishment. The Renaissance compositions do not ‘critique’ the Edo characters. The Edo characters do not ‘critique’ the graffiti or vice versa. Everything is equal, and, insofar as the synthesis is complete, beautiful, and just a little frightening in its insistence on our fragile mortality.” – Dave Hickey


 

Burn, 2006
Burn, 2006
acrylic, 24 & 12K gold leaf, spray paint & Mean Streak on wood panel


Fatal Match, 2006
gold & silver leaf, acrylic, paint marker, spray paint and Mean Streak on wood panel

Slow & Easy, 2006
Slow & Easy, 2006
gold & silver leaf, acrylic, paint marker, spray paint and Mean Streak on 6 wood panels

Installation photography, Gajin Fujita, Twilight Blush, 16 November - 30 December, 2006
Installation photography, Gajin Fujita, Twilight Blush, 16 November - 30 December, 2006

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