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Richard Heller Gallery

Masahiko Kuwahara

MASAHIKO KUWAHARA, Siberia, 2000, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 116.7 cm, courtesy Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica.

Enchanting and dreamlike, Masahiko Kuwahara's recent softly brushed paintings- exhibited at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica in early 2001 in the artist's first solo show in the United States - lyrically depart from his linear, flat works of the mid-1990s. While continuing to explore the themes of childhood, the new paintings turn away from mining the visual idioms of consumer culture to explore the inchoate terrain Of childhood…

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