hideaki kawashima 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

  • those two years spent as a buddhist monk didn’t teach the ‘artist’ a damn thing looking at these fartworks.

    candace says:
  • there’s something very ethereal about these works ..

    jon says:
  • Is there nobody home at designboom?

    What word-garbage you made up for this immature junk… “brueghelian”, “roving eye”…gimmy a break!
    This stuff is hideous indeed, and does not deserve publication.

    christian says:
  • i saw it in a huge size in the museum
    and it was amazing. im not sure this
    internet-size suit these paintings
    but i love it anyway.

    mmm says:

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