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Preview: Fuco Ueda’s “Kioku No Hana” at Thinkspace

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on March 27, 2014

Browsing through Fuco Ueda’s (HF Vol. 31 cover artist) body of work, one can’t help but succumb to the magnetizing power Ueda’s chrysanthemum flowers. Rendered in bright hues that burn with ember-like radiance, the flowers occupy the forefront of the artist’s imagination. Often, they obscure her characters and other figurative details, dominating her canvases, which are richly painted with acrylic washes and mineral pigments that give the sensation of being enveloped in a thick, wet atmosphere, or perhaps even living underwater.

In Japanese culture, the chrysanthemum flower represents lamentation and grief, a theme that permeates Ueda’s compositions. The flowers become like the feeling of sadness one can’t shake; the memories that beckon when a loved one is lost without closure. Ueda’s upcoming show at Culvery City’s Thinkspace, opening March 29, is aptly titled “Kioku No Hana,” which translates to “Flower of Memory.” Like Ueda’s past work, the new series relies heavily on negative space, zeroing in on characters’ faces and, of course, the chrysanthemums, and filling in almost all else with rich gradients of pigment. There are some instances, however, where the narratives in the paintings are more fleshed out, bringing out the illustrative quality of Ueda’s style with works that appear to be snapshots of a story one must imagine for oneself.

“Kioku No Hana” will be on view March 29 through April 19 at Thinkspace in Culver City. Fuco Ueda is the cover artist of our next print issue, Hi-Fructose Vol. 31, which comes out this April.

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Abouna (2002) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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Abouna (2002) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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scalesofperception:

Colosses | Fabrice Fouillet | Via

Statues are often idealized works of art. They are ideological, political or religious representations and attempt to turn their subjects into fascinating, eternal figures. Even when erected to keep alive the memory of a single person, a statue that lasts many generations will eventually establish itself as a symbol for the community. 

Statues are even more influential when they are monumental. An edifice can be said to be monumental when it is unusual, extraordinary and physically imposing. It has to be abnormal — as exceptional as the political or religious power itself — and also inseparable from its symbolic aspects.

The series “Colosses” is a study of the landscapes that embrace monumental commemorative statues. 

SoP | Scale of Environments

Every time I’ve ever seen an artist’s interpretation of what the Colossus of Rhodes looked like, I’ve always wondered what it would have really looked like. That is why this is awesome to me..

bofransson:

NIKOLAI KONSTANTINOVICH ROERICH
1874-1947
KARELIA, EVENING SNOW

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bofransson:

NIKOLAI KONSTANTINOVICH ROERICH

1874-1947

KARELIA, EVENING SNOW

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Women Without Men
Dir: Shirin Neshat | DP: Martin Gschlacht | 2009

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A Screaming Man (2010) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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A Screaming Man (2010) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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royalboiler:

Another thing I’d love to see translated: Pages from mayumi yoshida’s We are not alone. That ran in Mimi Magazine. It’s about a single mother and her teenage daughter and I love the art. 

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 Close-up | dir. Abbas Kiarostami (1990)

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bofransson:

Magnus Enckell - Boys on the Shore 1910

these COLORS

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bofransson:

Magnus Enckell - Boys on the Shore 1910

these COLORS

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GriGris (2013) - dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun // Chad

A young disabled street dancer finds himself involved in an illegal gasoline-trafficking ring leading him running scared

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gutsanduppercuts:

It’s not often that you’ll find a woman teaching a man kung fu in old school martial arts films but, if anyone’s going to do it, it should be Lily Li.

This clip from “Daggers 8” features the best of both worlds: a Lily Li training sequence and a fight between her and Wilson Tong.

By the way, if you like your kung fu films fight heavy and with as little plot as possible, “Daggers 8” is up there as one of the best. There’s pretty much a fight every 42 seconds.

whoa woman master! this is so good

Grigris (2013) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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Grigris (2013) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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nnekbone:

So excited for this event! 
Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith
Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Join award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie in conversation with author Zadie Smith as they discuss Adichie’s dazzling new novel, Americanah . Adichie, one of the leading contemporary voices of postcolonial literature, explores the themes of identity and globalization in this rich novel. Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, the essay collection Changing My Mind, and NW.
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basedandbiased:

nnekbone:

So excited for this event! 

Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith

Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Join award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie in conversation with author Zadie Smith as they discuss Adichie’s dazzling new novel, Americanah . Adichie, one of the leading contemporary voices of postcolonial literature, explores the themes of identity and globalization in this rich novel. Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975. She is the author of White TeethThe Autograph ManOn Beauty, the essay collection Changing My Mind, and NW.


Free! Register

Watch LiveStream

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Decoupage, a cut-up technique. Take a bit of text, cut it up, randomize it, make new text. See new patterns…

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Ishinomori Shotaro

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Ishinomori Shotaro

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