|"By Sleepiness" [?] 162 x 130.3cm 2010|
|"Forgetting The Way Home" oil on wood panel 116.7 x 91cm 2008|
|"In Preparation for a Picnic" 162 x 130.3cm 2010|
|"Till Find The Forest" oil on canvas 91 x 116.7cm 2010|
|"Luminescence" oil on canvas 72.7 x 91cm 2002|
Suichi Nakano is a Japanese artist pursuing two distinct bodies of work. The first is a series of surrealist montages in which enormous animals of one kind or another occupy an urban environment. In each case there is no sense of any direct impact upon the city. The animals are like enormous spirits lurking through or over the human environment, searching for their own space. The other body of work is an ongoing series of landscapes divided into two categories: during the snow, and after the snow. These are clearly based on direct observation and speak of someone clearly in love with the isolation of cold environs. One piece in the series is called "How to spend the holidays". I imagine the artist living in an urban environment out of necessity and escaping to the far north in winter as often as possible. In the mean time the artist looks out over the buildings and streets of home and envisions the overwhelming presence of nature looming over it all. You can see much more at: nakanoshuichi.com
The English version of the website is not always easy to navigate around, but it's worth the effort.
The artist's work was posted a while back on www.vivianite.net, a website I need to check in with more often.