“There’s always been something that fascinates me about early-mid 20th century modernist art and design movements. When I look at the paintings or architecture it kindles a curiosity towards the minds that created them, I like to imagine them trying to invent something new and personal to themselves. The process and ideas are just as interesting as the outcome itself.”
Modernist Views sees Fujiko Rose’s return to JC Gallery for her second solo show. Fujiko’s new works explore her fascination with early-mid 20th-century modernist art and design movements alongside her curiosity towards the minds that created them. These works indulge in ideas of how the lived experience causes abstract concepts to take the form of real tangible objects. In particular, the way that playful man-made shapes contrast against the textures and details of their surroundings and nature.
“Whilst I am not a ‘modernist artist’, I take a lot of inspiration from these ideas. My process often involves deconstructing and then reimagining a scene. Similarly to modernist concepts, I am constantly figuring out how to keep the essence of the subject whilst bringing in original ideas, concepts and techniques. For me, the process and ideas are just as interesting as the outcome itself”.
Chrome Whimsy, 2022Ink, acrylic and gold on silk and board
23.6 x 29.5 in
Daydreaming, 2022Ink on silk, wood panel and metal leaf23.6 x 29.5 in.