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Satoshi Fujinuma

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

Artist Statement

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.

Untitled, 2012, 65 x 65 x 65mm Cherry Birch (XFUJ02 )
Untitled, 2012, 65 x 65 x 65mm Cherry Birch (XFUJ02 )

Lathe Sculptures

Satoshi Fujinuma is a Japanese base 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. 

Untitled, 2013, 45 x 150 x 45mm Cherry Birch (XFUJ01)

Untitled, 2012, 65 x 65 x 65mm Cherry Birch (XFUJ02)

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