hideaki kawashima
mar 01, 2009
hideaki kawashima

‘twist’, 2004 
image © hideaki kawashima
courtesy tomio koyama gallery

hideaki kawashima’s paintings are filled with luminous, full red lips and large, marble-like eyes.
following an ardent tradition of portraiture, the artist is interested in the features of people that
are burned into our memories. the works have ventured into the gothic, abstracted, with contours
of balloon-shaped heads and wisps of hair. the figures are delicate and dainty, but they have been
dealt  brueghelian delights to arrest the roving eye.
kawashima, who studied with yoshimoto nara served a two-year stint as a buddhist monk.

prints available here

‘impossibility’, 2008
image © hideaki kawashima
courtesy tomio koyama gallery

‘scarlet’, 2006
image © hideaki kawashima
courtesy tomio koyama gallery

‘slip’, 2006
image © hideaki kawashima
courtesy tomio koyama gallery

‘tentacle’, 2005
courtesy tomio koyama gallery

‘drops’, 2004
courtesy tomio koyama gallery

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