September 27, 2005

Makoto Fujimura at Sara Tecchia Gallery


Makoto Fujimura and I sit down for an interview/dialog about his painting. Makoto's work reclaim's Japanese 15th century aesthetics from Western Modernist practice in the same way that Jean-Michel Basquiat reclaimed African iconography from the Western canon. But Fujimura goes a bit farther presenting a new synthesis of Japanese and Western painting. One can look at the paintings of Ad Rheinhardt and more recently the Support/Surface painters, Marcia Haifif and Olivier Mosset and trace a lineage of shared concerns.

Posted by gh at September 27, 2005 01:11 AM