Naoaki Funayama “=X-don= “

Ouchi Gallery

poster for Naoaki Funayama “=X-don= “

This event has ended.

I’m from the city that is famous for Mt. Fuji. I really like that mountain, and dinosaurs as well. Both have special meaning: “power”, “greatness” and “specialty.” The work titled “X-don” means “tooth of the unknown.”

With paleontological research the whole body of a dinosaur can be restored from just the fossil of one tooth.
I have questions about how that works. Human beings can’t know everything. We can only work from one part by imagining a thing’s whole. Today’s images of dinosaurs are one of the possibilities we can consider from a hypothesis.

The paleontologist presents just one possibility from the limited viewpoint of a selection of relics of the past.This theory has overturned.
“X-don” shows that which is larger than a mountain. I am expressing one of its possibilities.

2006 Osaka University of Arts

[Solo exhibition]
2006 “Solo exhibition” at ROSETHEATRE, Fuji Japan

[Group exhibition]
2013 ” The 7th 100 Artists ” at Ouchi Gallery , New York
2012 ” The 6th 100 Artists “(Ouchi Gallery) at Sala dei Templari , Molfetta ITALIA
2012 ” The 5th 100 Artists ” at Ouchi Gallery , New York
2012 ” The 13th MOMOKURI ” at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2010 ” The 12th MOMOKURI ” at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2008 ” The 11th MOMOKURI ” at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2006 ” The 10th MOMOKURI ” at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan

2012 ” The 21th Japan Painting Art Salon Prize “(free expression), Fine work
2005 ” The 40th Exhibition Itami ”(painting) , Top Award
2005 ” Art Generation 2005 ” , Top Award



from May 29, 2013 to June 02, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-05-28 from 19:00 to 22:00


Naoaki Funayama

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