Naoaki Funayama =X-don=

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Naoaki Funayama =X-don=

Time: May 29, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary Street Buzz 507
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com
Event Type: opening, reception
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2013

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I'm from the city that is famous for Mt. Fuji.
I really like that mountain, and dinosaurs as well. 
Both have special meaning: "power", "greatness" and "specialty." 
The work titled "X-don" means "tooth of the unknown." 
With paleontological research the whole body of a dinosaur can be restored from just the fossil of one tooth. I have questions about how that works. Human beings can't know everything. We can only work from one part by imagining a thing's whole. Today's images of dinosaurs are one of the possibilities we can consider from a hypothesis. 

The paleontologist presents just one possibility from the limited viewpoint of a selection of relics of the past.This theory has overturned. “X-don” shows that which is larger than a mountain. I am expressing one of its possibilities.

[Education]
2006 Osaka University of Arts , completion of a master course

[Solo exhibition]
2006 "Solo exhibition" at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan 

[Group exhibition]
2013 " The 7th 100 Artists " at Ouchi Gallery , New York 
2012 " The 6th 100 Artists "(Ouchi Gallery) at Sala dei Templari , Molfetta ITALIA
2012 " The 5th 100 Artists " at Ouchi Gallery , New York 
2012 " The 13th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2010 " The 12th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2008 " The 11th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2006 " The 10th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan

[Awards] 
2012 " The 21th Japan Painting Art Salon Prize "(free expression), Fine work
2005 " The 40th Exhibition Itami "(painting) , Top Award
2005 " Art Generation 2005 " , Top Award

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