By applying the traditional decorative techniques of wood inlay to sculpture, Toru Fukuda has created a new genre of free-standing wood inlays. To take advantage of the wood’s natural hue and texture, Fukuda uses only unpainted wood culled from naturally growing trees, combining deep insight into nature with sensitive artistry to create works that not only capture the attention but simultaneously convey the vitality and ephemeral nature of living things, filling us with respect for life itself. This will be Fukuda’s first solo exhibition with Seizan Gallery.
|Born in Hokkaido in 1994
Lives and works in Hokkaido, Japan
|2015||Graduated from Traditional Arts Super College Of Kyoto, Wood crafts course|
|2013||Graduated from Hokkaido Otoineppu Art & Craft Highschool|
|2019||Toru Fukuda (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)|
|Selected Group Exhibitions|
|2020||Three persons exhibition “Rinshimoku” (Atelier cypris, Osaka)
LOOK CLOSER（Micheko Galerie, Germany)
PURE POETRY（SEIZAN gallery、New York）
|2019||Kino Monodukuri Tanpou: 20-nin no Shigoto (Living design center Ozone, Tokyo)
Mushitsukai-ten (f.e.i art gallery, Kanagawa)
INSECTS (Gallery Art Morimoto, Tokyo)
KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2019: KUMU KANAZAWA: THE SHARE HOTELS (Yuusha Gallery Sapporo, Hokkaido)
|2018||Where It Echoes: The Art of Wood Sculptures (Yuusha Gallery, Aichi)|
|2017||The New Look of Contemporary Japanese Artisans (Hideharu Fukasaku Gallery Roppongi, Tokyo)
Spring Ephemeral (Atelier cypris, Osaka)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued until 2019)
|2016||Two persons Exhibition “Kazuma Abe × Toru Fukuda” (CUBE SPACE GALLERY, Tokyo)
Takumi-ten (Gallery Garan Nishiogi, Tokyo)
06/03/2019(wed) - 19/03/2019(tue)11:00-19:00
※ Close at 17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and the last day.
Artist will be in the gallery every day except March 12 and 13.