Artists
  • Toru Fukuda, Flying, 2018, L300 × D150 × H450 mm
  • Toru Fukuda, A flower, 2019, 80 × 100 × 320 mm
  • Toru Fukuda, Drought, 2018 L240 × D130 × H45 mm
  • Toru Fukuda, Haruyume (Spring Dream), H43 x 20 x 27 cm
  • Toru Fukuda, Hakuu (Rain Shower), 2018, 330 × 140 × 100 mm
Toru Fukuda, Flying, 2018, L300 × D150 × H450 mm Toru Fukuda, A flower, 2019, 80 × 100 × 320 mm Toru Fukuda, Drought, 2018 L240 × D130 × H45 mm Toru Fukuda, Haruyume (Spring Dream), H43 x 20 x 27 cm Toru Fukuda, Hakuu (Rain Shower), 2018, 330 × 140 × 100 mm

Toru Fukuda began developing his unique sculpting technique while still in high school, blending traditional Japanese inlay with natural wood elements and his imagination to create life-sized, free-standing sculptures of insects and plants. Meticulously blending craft and art, Fukuda takes advantage of the wood’s natural hues and textures, solely utilizing unpainted wood from naturally growing trees to create his pieces. This intensely laborious process, which Fukuda refers to as 3D wood inlay, captures the details and spirit of its subjects, creating an effective illusion that the insects are actually alive and have simply alighted on their elegantly carved bases for a movement before preparing to take flight once more.

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Profile

Born in Hokkaido in 1994
Lives and works in Hokkaido, Japan
 
2015 Graduated, Traditional Arts Super College Of Kyoto, Wood crafts course
2013 Graduated, Hokkaido Otoineppu Art & Craft Highschool
 
 Selected Solo-Exhibitions
 2019 “Toru Fukuda” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
 
 Selected Group Exhibitions
 2019 Asia Week March 2019 Exhibition (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
 2018 “Something Precious: Strawberry” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)