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Jun Azumatei

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  • Float_2009_25. 2009. Acrylic, water-based varnish, inkjet on board. 20 x 30 cm
  • Pink tube. 2007. Acrylic, water-based varnish, lambda print on board. 68 x 97 cm
  • Float_CB_16.2010. 2010. Acrylic, water-based varnish, inkjet on board. 24.5 cm of diameter
  • Float_06.08.2011. 2011. Acrylic, water-based varnish, inkjet on board. 24.5 cm of diameter
  • Float_CB_10.2010. 2009. Acrylic, water-based varnish, inkjet on board. 24.5 cm of diameter

Release

Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery is pleased to present “double”, the first solo exhibition in Barcelona of the Japanese artist Jun Azumatei. The work of Azumatei consists of two main series, “Float” and “Double Float”, in addition to five other paintings.
Jun Azumatei has been working on the “Float” and "Double Float" series since 2000. The artist uses a unique technique for these series, where he creates by rendering a photograph of the sky or the nature with an ink-jet printer on a wood surface and later applying acrylic paint and aqueous varnish. Finally sanding the dried surface, eliminating thick layers form from the paint and varnish. Due to the smoothness of the surface and the image, the paintings simply look like a photograph capturing a beautiful moment of the ever-changing expression, as pointed by Ayako Miyajima.
The concept of memory is a persistent theme in Azumatei’s work. This also explains why his works are composed of two layers: the “objective” photograph on the bottom layer that corresponds to the record, and the “subjective” multiple layers of paint and varnish that are applied over it, which are equivalent to the memory.
When looked closely, one may ask, “Is this a photograph or a painting?” From this question arises the title of the exhibition, “double”. In addition to the doubt of whether it is a photo or a painting, Azumatei sometimes turns the artworks, causing it to have no certain direction.
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Jun Azumatei

Past Exhibitions 2012 Top top

  • 21/10/2011
    NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI
    Pietro Ruffo

    Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro…
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  • 21/06/2012
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    Andrea Galvani William Lamson

    The Architecture of the Invisible brings together a set of photographic and audiovisual works…
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  • 19/04/2012
    UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE
    Helene Gerster

    Between mind and city

    Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies…
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  • 19/01/2012
    KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA
    Eduardo Kac

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote…
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  • 05/10/2012
    BEHIND THE PORTRAIT
    Group show

    Behind, Before and Around Portraiture

    Portraiture, like landscape, was much more than a traditional…
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Past Exhibitions 2011 Top top

  • 3/12/2010
    CONTIGUITY
    Santiago Rogado

    The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado, eminently pictorial, consists of a study of contrasts; contrasts between the… Read ›

  • 28/04/2011
    NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF A FICTION, AND EVEN LESS SO IF THAT FICTION IS REAL
    Andrea Nacach

    "No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is… Read ›

  • 10/06/2011
    CTRL ALT HOME
    Hugo Orlandini

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the latest works by Hugo Orlandini (1974), a Cuban artist based in… Read ›

Past Exhibitions 2010 Top top

  • 9/09/2010
    SCALE FEELING
    Vitaly Pushnitsky

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the work of Vitaly Pushnitsky, a Russian artist who lives in St.…
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  • 3/06/2010
    PLAYING IN TIME OF CRISIS

    Derivart were born in 2004 in Barcelona, with the interest in exploring the intersection between…
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  • 12/05/2010
    S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE
    Tomás Ochoa

    With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery…
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  • 09/04/2010
    DES·UBICADOS
    Maider López Miguel Trillo Evru

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents Des·ubicados (Out of place) , show of photography, drawing, sculpture and video. In this selection…
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