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One Wonderful Day Which Cannot Be Forgotten

Friday, 07 November 2014


ufo, 2014, 150.2 x 220.0 cm, Oil on canvas © Toru Kuwakubo


Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore presents an exhibition of new 13 paintings by Japanese Artist Toru Kuwakubo. In his first solo exhibition in Singapore, the sea and its shore are the most depicted motifs in Kuwakubo’s work. Stretching shoreline, the horizon, and the sound of waves suggest eternity and humanity’s limits in the face of nature.



The sea was light blue, turning closer to turquoise approaching the horizon. In the distance whitecaps appeared, then disappeared… It was a spectacle of the most radiant, beautiful sort. A scene that seemed to burn deep into my soul, in the way that light burns on negative film. After a while, it struck me that this scene was of the fleeting kind I would never forget.


- Toru Kuwakubo, One wonderful day which cannot be forgotten 


untitled transient, 2014, 181.8 x 130.0 cm, Oil on canvas © Toru Kuwakubo



Exhibition: Toru Kuwakubo: One Wonderful Day Which Cannot Be Forgotten

Date: 26 Sept - 9 Nov 2014


Address: Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road #01-26

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Born in Zama, Kanagawa in 1978, Toru Kuwakubo graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Tama Art University in 2002 and had won the Tokyo Wonder Wall Award sponsored by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2002. He also received the 3rd Koji Kinutani Prize by the Mainichi Newspaper in 2011 and VOCA Encouragement Prize sponsored by The Ueno Royal Museum in 2012.




Source: Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore


Photos: Tomio Koyama Gallery SingaporePosted by Admin in Arts & Culture on 07 Nov 2014


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