The good folks at Hi-Fructose recently sat down with Fumi Nakamura to discuss life and art as she wrapped things up on her upcoming solo show opening this Saturday at Thinkspace in Culver City, CA. Fumi’s 1st feature on the site from last year garnered her the #5 spot on Hi-Fructose’s most read posts of 2011.
Very few artists work with colored pencils, can you talk about why you have made this choice and how it effects your process?
Out of all the other mediums I chose colored pencil because it fits perfectly in my right hand. Though, I am not great at holding them and literally destroy my hand from using them. But mainly, I can control colors better and am able to work into details easily. I also finding paintings to be stressful. I am too impatient to wait and too OCD to make a mess in my studio.
Check out the full Hi-Fructose interview with Fumi here:
Come on out this Sat, March 31st and meet Fumi in person. We’ll be open from 5-9PM for a reception with the artist.
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com