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Fusako Ekuni

Japan Born in: 1947
Translation in progress

Born in 1947 in Yokohama, Japan. Lives & works in Tokyo, Japan.

Fusako Ekuni is graduated from Musashino Art University, Faculty of Visual Communication Design and Musashino Gakuen, the faculty of Japanese Art Style Painting.

Into the Light by John K. Grande

A great contemplative, an artist who fuses light with colour, Fusako Ekuni has taken on the challenge of projecting our soul's eternal perceptual connectivity to something very simple – light. Colours are treated with an instinct, the ritual inherent to Fusako Ekuni's paintings involve the physics of the process itself. The slow process, the seeming point of emergence or disappearance these perpetual, eternal, changeable colour flows embody are less like paintings than beatific slow motion reifications of the physics of life…

These paintings are homages to the pre-verbal universe, where the invisible forces of life - colour and light – interact magically, seemingly invisibly. The artist is the medium. Like the Spanish Surrealist Juan Miro, Fusako Ekuni is producing several paintings simultaneously. At different stages of completion, each painting can take months until the colours complete their harmonic journey into completion.

The artist is an eternal seeker. For 18 years, Fusako Ekuni has moved from a traditional Japanese art style to explore a more fluid process that involves layering pure dry pigment and glue, placing these elements intuitively onto board to produce works that embody a feeling of slow flow… The colours relate as people do, one to the other, in a perpetual slow flow. A particular particularized, sub-atomic beingness associated with light is what results. This interest in the physics of light is ever present in Fusako Ekuni's Into the Light series. Like James Turrell's Roden Crater project in the Arizona Desert, the content in Fusako Ekuni's art is ultimately this existential interaction between our eye's perception and colour light compositions that always seem to be at a point of change.

Fusako's sense of light and colours as elements in and for themselves an artist works with recall the American painter Richard Pousette-Dart's painterly explorations. Art becomes a source where the ideas are simply phenomena, visual and colourful. Light is the binding medium the colours interact with. The sense of simple presence and absence, of feelings and emotions likewise recalls Mark Rothko's contemplative colour compositions. One colour next to another colour, overlapping or meeting, becomes a topography of feelings, of placement… it is all in these words, Fusako Ekuni's sense of immediacy, of the moment, of how colour is perceived before we read its forms – as colour - in light.


Solo exhibitions

2012 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada

2010 Promo Arte Gallery, Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan

2009 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada

2008 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada

2007 Gallery Kowa, Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan

2005 Gallery Muramatsu, Kyobashi, Tokyo, Japan


Group exhibitions

2019 P/CAS YIA, galerie bruno massa, Paris, France

2019 Asia Contemporary Art Show, galerie bruno massa, Hong Kong, S.A.R of China

2019 ArtBAB, galerie bruno massa, Manama, Bahrain

2019 Art Future, galerie bruno massa, Taipei, Taiwan

2018 Art Jakarta, galerie bruno massa, Jakarta, Indonesia

2018 ArtBAB, galerie bruno massa, Manama, Bahrein

2018 Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan

2017 Art Gwangju, galerie bruno massa, Gwangju, South Korea

2017 KIAF, galerie bruno massa, Seoul, South Korea

2017 Art Jakarta, galerie bruno massa, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017 Art Busan, galerie bruno massa, Busan, South Korea

2017 Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Bazaar Art Jakarta, galerie bruno massa, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016 Art Hamptons, galerie bruno massa, Bridgehampton, USA

2016 Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan

2015 Art Kaohsiung, galerie bruno massa, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015 KIAF, galerie bruno massa, Seoul, South Korea

2015 Art Osaka, galerie bruno massa, Osaka, Japan

2015 Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan

2014 Context Art Miami, galerie bruno massa, Miami, USA

2014 (e)merge art fair, galerie bruno massa, Washington DC, USA

2014 Art Osaka, galerie bruno massa, Osaka, Japan

2014 Select Fair, galerie bruno massa, New York City, USA

2013 Aqua Art Miami, galerie bruno massa, Miami Beach, USA

2013 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, galerie bruno massa, Hamburg, Germany

2013 CUTLOG, galerie bruno massa, Paris, France

2013 Affordable Art Fair Mexico City, galerie bruno massa, Mexico City, Mexico

2013 BAL'TART, galerie bruno massa, Nogent sur Marne, France

2013 (e)merge art fair, galerie bruno massa, Washington DC, USA

2013 Salon des Réalités Nouvelles 2013, Parc Floral, Paris

2013 Affordable Art Fair New York, galerie bruno massa, NYC, USA

2013~1986 Kojinkai Exhibition, Ginza Matsuzakaya, Yaesu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013~2006 Yoten exhibition, Ginza Shibuya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010~2006 Tsuchinokai, Ginza matsuzakaya, Tokyo, Japan

2004 Inten at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan

1998 Inten at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan

1997 Inten at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1993 Inten at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

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Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
27.2 x 38.2 inch
Painting

$3,942

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
27.2 x 27.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,816

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
19.7 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,168

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$901

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
9.8 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$957

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
30.7 x 38.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,942

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
19.7 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,168

Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
27.2 x 27.2 inch
Painting

$2,816

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