Mixed media | 2022
These new works in Brooklyn-based visual artist Tadahiro Gunji’s Collectivity series are born from the space between things. The concept of “ma” is based on the subtle awareness of space and time in Gunji’s home country of Japan. In grounding his work in this subtle principle, the resulting multimedia works —rendered variably in wood and paper — are an exploration of color and shapes within the space between old and new, geometric forms and organic lines. By using materials that reflect the surrounding environment, Gunji hopes to spark feelings in the margins — in the “ma” between the work itself and the environment. In these new works, Gunji takes a step forward in the evolution of his process and philosophy, using texture and patterns to explore the space between figuration and abstraction. “I think I may be onto something with this study,” he says. We agree.
7 x 4.5 inches
Floated: 11.5 x 9 x 1.5 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
“My works are born from Japanese concept 'Ma', means 'gap', 'space', 'pause' between things, especially the space between opposing things.”