Satoshi Fujinuma is a Japanese based wood artist. He has had a life long interest in the natural world, initially graduating from a environmental chemistry degree. It was by chance, in 1993, that Fujinuma saw woodturing while traveling in New Zealand. From 1996 he begun his self education and exploration into wood as a artistic medium. From there he began to create object in wood to express nature.
“Satoshi Fujinuma is a natural surrealist, combining a fascination with creatures of the world with abstraction, while finding beauty in what most would find repulsive.” – Kevin V. Wallace
I have a strong interest in "nature".
When I am in the nature , I pay detailed attention to nature by using all senses, vision, hearing, and smell, Then I come across " something unique." and am surprise "what is that ?" and "why ?" .
I am overjoyed by finding something I had never seen before or by stimulation of intellectual desire.
I like to create art by using " what is this? " and "why?" in nature as my inspiration.
Nature has pattern and regularity. However, there are some inconsistency and irregularity. That's where I find beauty.
I am especially interested in plants and animals of nature. And I study them closely in depth. That's when I find interesting shapes and patterns.
I rebuild these images in my memory together to create my sculpture .
You will not find the exact same thing in nature as I create .
My art is abstract but realism abstract art .
What that means is ....
I make something that doesn't exist.
But you will think my art as if it could exist or you had seen it somewhere before.
I think that sense can stimulate the synapse of the memory of the people.
I explain this as “Biomimetic Expression.
I want people to pick up my art in hand and look from every direction. Just like the way I do in the nature.