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Yuki Kimura
Barely Scratching The Surface

By YAMELIA GROOM

Interrogating relationships between form, substance and apperance

Installation view of the “Untitled” exhibition at Izu Photo Museum, 2010. Photo by Yasushi Ichikawa. 

Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, and Izu Photo Museum, Nagaizumi.

Terrible things happened to painters’ canvases in the second half of the last century. They were sliced (Lucio Fontana), bitten (Jasper Johns), punched (Ushio Shinohara), shot at with guns (Niki de Saint Phalle), stretched over beds of nails (Enrico Castellani), pissed on (Andy Warhol), burst through (Saburo Murakami), affixed with furniture (Robert Rauschenberg)…

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