BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4509@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140128T000000Z DTEND:20140209T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<p style="padding-left: 30px\;">From the Ouchi Gallery <a href= "http://www.ouchigallery.com/#!gallery-ii/c21l7">website</a> :\n\n<p style ="padding-left: 30px\;">Having grown up in a Shizuoka town in the shadow of Mt. Fuji\, for Naoaki Funayama\, the colossal is quotidian. The goings on at the foot of the mountain can easily seem insignificant trickles in time\, microscopic next to the immense. In that sense\, Funayama's local circumstances strongly relate to his art\, and his gravitation toward th e dinosaur and the volcano\, as subject and motif\, seems quite natural. Through painting\, he creates a bridges between his own experience and Ea rth's unremembered millennia.\n\n<p style="padding-left: 30px\;">Often fo rgoing paleontological accuracy\, Funayama's art re-imagines the world as it could have passed and blurs the lines that place uncovered relics in space and time. Cambrian Period Hallucigenia crawl alongside&nbsp\;Jurass ic&nbsp\;and Cretaceous Period dinosaurs. Colors&nbsp\;fade along some of &nbsp\;their bodies&nbsp\;as camouflage in the forests\, plains\, and mou ntain ridges they inhabit. Human figures placed in the foreground would h ardly stand out if not for the stark juxtaposition they present. Next to the striking greatness of the dinosaur or the daunting potentiality of th e volcano\, they are merely members of an audience\, onlookers to gods. S till\, it is exactly that&nbsp\;contrast&nbsp\;that is most illuminating. It's not the missing link\, but the pursuit itself &ndash\; to imagine w hat could stand in such vastness. What could hold the&nbsp\;fossil&nbsp\; of the unknown.\n SUMMARY:X-don: Solo Exhibition of Naoaki Funayama URL:/en/events/2014/01/28/x-don-solo-exhibition-of-naoaki-funayama/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR