Lives and Works: Japan
Aono Fumiaki was born in Sendai in 1968. He graduated from Miyagi University of Education Graduate School. His art work has consisted of collecting torn cloth, newspaper pages and broken sign boards and extending or restoring the damaged parts using compatible materials. The artist intends to “restore” the lost materiality of the objects in the process of reshaping them into new objects and combining the pieces with other substances. His work goes beyond simply transforming or restoring, and aims to heal, fix, and restore.
His works have been extending their range since 2011. Whereas his past productions were anesthetizing daily objects by formally restoring them, his recent works gain further meaning by aspiring to artistic healing, reflecting a desire to restore meaning as well as form. Numerous art museum and gallery collections, such as ones at Aichi Art Mueum and Miyagi Art Museum, include his productions. Fumiaki currently works and lives in Sendai.
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