Lot 289 - Motonori Uwasu - House and Car (2)
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Motonori Uwasu is an artist based in Osaka, Japan.
‘I have a vague scene in my memory. A scene from my childhood in which I’m looking out from a car my mother or father was driving. Though I had no idea where we were going, I still remember simply watching snapshots of odd buildings and houses in a line.
A gentle mood and lush pastel colours make for an instantly enjoyable serenity, compounded by the innocence of the paintings’ infantile ‘wrongness’. The peace is, however, interrupted by the puzzles that are left for the viewer to solve. Story-less and anonymous landscapes beg the question, what is actually going on here? There’s no one to be seen, no depth, no sound, just an agitated unevenness to these seemingly tranquil suburban landscapes.’
1999 Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Fine Art Department
solo show/ 2022 HOUSE AND CAR / MOOSEY NORWICH, UK
group show/ 2023 ESCAPE / Eleanor Harwood Gallery, CA, US
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I paint landscapes that are everywhere.
The landscape resembles my vague memories.
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