• Motonori Uwasu
  • Motonori Uwasu
  • Motonori Uwasu
  • Motonori Uwasu
  • Motonori Uwasu
  • Motonori Uwasu

Motonori Uwasu

Title: Cars, 2023

Rarity: Unique

Size: 39.5 x 57 cm

Materials: Acrylic spray paint on aluminium panel

Medium: Painting

Name: Motonori Uwasu

Nationality: Japanese

b. 1975

"I thought it would be great if my paintings could support underprivileged communities, so I agreed with 4BYSIX message and joined" - Motonori Uwasu

Motonori Uwasu was born in Osaka in 1975 and graduated in Fine Art from Osaka University of Arts in 1999. His paintings are vague constructions of the world from a vehicle’s back seat window. With warped lines and over-forced perspectives, Uwasu uses a surreal visual style as metaphor for the plurality of memory. Memory, to Motonori Uwasu, is not untrustworthy, but weak and muddy. Especially in that of a child, it represents the past in a less-than-scientific manner, as opposed to the traditional way in which history is referred to.

His work is a confrontation to the idea that if every moment of the past were written down, history would fit into one textbook entitled ‘The Truth.’ Uwasu recalls a scene from memory of being in a car, driven by either his mother or father to a destination unknown. Despite the lack of factual evidence from this moment, he still remembers the simple snapshots of buildings and vehicles from the rear window. These snapshots, when put to canvas, cherish the fluidity of memory and revell in its multiplicity. In the act of incongruous depth or uneven outlines we are left admiring not the precision of Uwasu’s recollection, but how tender the past and future are in their many ways of being understood.