Daisuke Fukunaga

  • Sky, 2015, oil on canvas, 194 x 97cm © Daisuke Fukunaga, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
  • Blooming at a factory, 2015, oil on canvas, 182.5 x 259.0 cm @Daisuke Fukunaga
  • Sculpture on a street, 2015, oil on canvas, 162.0 x 194.0 cm @Daisuke Fukunaga
  • Flexible Containers Bag, 2015, oil on canvas, 97.0 x 162.0 cm @Daisuke Fukunaga
  • crackers, 2012-2013, oil on canvas, 162.0 x 194.0 cm ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • ◯△□, 2013 oil on canvas, 65.0 x 80.5 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • Flowers, 2012 oil on canvas, 227.3 x 181.8 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • installation view from [ Nostalgia ] at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, 2013 ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • installation view from [ Nostalgia ] at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, 2013 ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • ECSTASY, 2010 oil on canvas, 227.5 x 182.0 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • HoTEL Woman, 2009-2010 oil on canvas, 220.2 x 173.8 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • MATE, 2010 oil on canvas, 193.8 x 162.5 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • PLAY,2009 oil on canvas, 194.0 x 194.0 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • underground (にらめっこ : staring game), 2009 oil on canvas, 167.5 x 80.0 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • ロッカールーム Locker room, 2009 oil on canvas, 194.0 x 130.5 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • Have a break !, 2007 oil on canvas, 259.0 x 194.0 cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • local emotion, 2007 oil on canva, 259.0 x 194.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • 日だまり a sunny place, 2008 oil on canvas, 194.0 x 259.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • installation view from [Local Emotion] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2008 ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • installation view from [Local Emotion] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2008 ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • Tough guys, 2008 oil on canvas, 259.0 x 194.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • back ground, 2008 oil on canvas, 259.0 x 194.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • installation view from [Local Emotion] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2008 ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • The Light, 2008 oil on canvas, 116.5 x 91.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • Workers 4, 2008 oil on canvas, 227.5 x 182.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • untitled, 2008 oil on canvas, 162.0 x 130.5cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • in the room, 2006 oil on canvas, 80.3 x 62.5cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • neighbourhood garden, 2006 oil on canvas, 227.5 x 227.5cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • LEISURE LAND, 2006 oil on canvas, 41.0 x 31.8cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • scrap, 2006, oil on canvas, 130.3 x 162.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • The garden made by ordinary people artist, 2005 oil on canvas, 194.0 x 194.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • U.O., 2005 oil on canvas, 97.0 x 130.3cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • TAKOCHUU park - the garden made by outsider -, 2004 oil on canvas, 130.3 x 194.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • untitled, 2004 oil on canvas, 31.8 x 41.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • pansy fish bomm, 2004 oil on canvas, 162.0 x 130.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • a water a reservoir, 2004 oil on canva, 162.0 x 130.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga
  • a lovely garden, 2004 oil on canva, 194.0 x 112.0cm, ©Daisuke Fukunaga

Objects depicted in Daisuke Fukunaga’s painting are something too ordinary for us to pay attention everyday – places or objects we have forgotten, such as a shabby vacant lot, a dark basement of the construction building without wiring, old cleaning tools like mops, tires, and wastes. With his “representationalism” approach, these objects seem to throw off its functional meanings attached to them and wriggle like animals, as if they had emotions and personalities.
Personified objects against the dramatic backgrounds in Fukunaga’s paintings evoke strongly and theatrically, emphasized by being depicted on large canvases. The senses of endless depth and presence as materials attract viewers.

Fukunaga Daisuke was born in Tokyo, in 1981. He graduated from the oil painting course of Tama Art University in 2004, lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan. He has participated in group shows such as “AFTER THE REALITY 2” curated by Hitomi Yoshii (Daichi Projects, New York, 2008), “VOCA Exhibition 2009” (The Ueno Royal Museum), and “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014). Also as a member of the artist group MIHOKANNO, he participated in group exhibitions “Hello MIHOKANNO” (Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, 2009) and “GOOD NIGHT MIHOKANNO” (Akibatamabi 21, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2011). He won the first Kinutani Koji Award sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun in 2009. At Tomio Koyama Gallery, Fukunaga has held solo exhibitions in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Solo exhibitions

2013 "Nostalgia" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
2011 "To have something as support" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2008 "Local Emotion" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2006 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2015 "Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift" The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
2014 "Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo

"The Way of Painting" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2013 "The Storm for Art and Popular Culture" Nagoya Citizens' Gallery Yada, Aichi, Japan
2011 "GOOD NIGHT MIHOKANNO" Akiba Tamabi21, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

"FM 'REISSUED WOMEN'” Sprout Curation, Tokyo
2010 "Painting by Four Artists" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
2009 "VOCA 2009" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

TEAM 15 MIHOKANNO "Hello! MIHOKANNO" Tokyo Wondersite Shibuya, Tokyo
2008 "AFTER THE REALITY 2" Deitch projects, New York (Apr.5 - May.3)

"Vrishaba through Mithuna" Curated by Soshiro Matsubara, hiromiyoshii, Tokyo

Public collections

The Taguchi Art Collection

Awards

2009 The 1st Koji Kinutani Prize, The Mainichi Newspapers