Mixed media | 2021
Tadahiro Gunji’s ongoing “Collectivity” series examines the relationship between mother nature and the manmade. Each wall sculpture consists of wood panels coated in vibrantly-colored plastic resin. Some forms are purely abstract, while others draw inspiration directly from the colors of nature and the heads of birds. Gunji views his materials as metaphors; wood represents the natural world, while resin symbolizes capitalism. The sculptures can never truly replicate the natural world, nor can capitalism ever fully exist in harmony with nature.
In recent iterations of the series, Gunji began to translate his abstract forms into mixed media works. The simple yet immersive collages made of paper and cardboard provide an intimate index of Gunji’s process and hand .
5.5 x 8.6 inches
Floated: 9.5 x 12.5 x 1.25 inches
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“My works are born from Japanese concept 'Ma', means 'gap', 'space', 'pause' between things, especially the space between opposing things.”