Naoaki Funayama BIO:
I'm from the city that is famous for Mt. Fuji.
I really like that mountain, and dinosaurs as well.
Both have special meaning: "power", "greatness" and "specialty."
The work titled "X-don" means "tooth of the unknown."
With paleontological research the whole body of a dinosaur can be restored from just the fossil of one tooth.
I have questions about how that works.
Human beings can't know everything.
We can only work from one part by imagining a thing's whole.
Today's images of dinosaurs are one of the possibilities we can consider from a hypothesis.
The paleontologist presents just one possibility from the limited viewpoint of a selection of relics of the past.This theory has overturned.
“X-don” shows that which is larger than a mountain.
I am expressing one of its possibilities.
2006 Osaka University of Arts , completion of a master course
2006 "Solo exhibition" at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2013 " The 7th 100 Artists " at Ouchi Gallery , New York
2012 " The 6th 100 Artists "(Ouchi Gallery) at Sala dei Templari , Molfetta ITALIA
2012 " The 5th 100 Artists " at Ouchi Gallery , New York
2012 " The 13th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2010 " The 12th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2008 " The 11th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2006 " The 10th MOMOKURI " at ROSETHEATRE , Fuji Japan
2012 " The 21th Japan Painting Art Salon Prize "(free expression), Fine work
2005 " The 40th Exhibition Itami "(painting) , Top Award
2005 " Art Generation 2005 " , Top Award