Thank you to our friends over at Juxtapoz for featuring Fumi Nakamura’s upcoming exhibition ‘Look Towards the Future, But Not So Far As to Miss Today’, opening Saturday, March 6th. Please visit the Juxtapoz website for the full piece, and schedule your visit to the gallery to see intricate pieces in person here.
Like the Samurai, Nakamura employs a terrible beauty in her gouache, graphite and colored pencil renderings. Furry animals curl up and caress, their pearly whites sprouting into fangs. Blossoms and leaves tickle in sensuous suffocation, while fragile faces confront skeletal ancestors. The Japanese born artist summons an almost ancestral understanding of detail and nuance paying homage to the floral art of ikebana, where line, form and shape are elevated in her colorful works– Juxpapoz.com / Look Toward the Future, But Not So Far As to Miss Today: Fumi Nakamura @ Thinkspace Projects