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Hirotaka Suzuki
Pomona, CA

About the Artist

Perhaps I am painting the cruelty of contemporary life because it is in opposition to my naïve outlook. In contrast with the physical features of my paintings, I think I am visualizing my feeling of anxiety in contemporary life. Though I do not think I am fully aware of the relationship between this cruelty and my anxiety, I represent this unsure feeling as figuratively as possible, and I am trying to figure it out in my painting. Although there are some prominent aspects of our contemporary world, such as commercialism and materialism, I cannot say who my enemy is. Some of the …
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About the Artist

Perhaps I am painting the cruelty of contemporary life because it is in opposition to my naïve outlook. In contrast with the physical features of my paintings, I think I am visualizing my feeling of anxiety in contemporary life. Though I do not think I am fully aware of the relationship between this cruelty and my anxiety, I represent this unsure feeling as figuratively as possible, and I am trying to figure it out in my painting. Although there are some prominent aspects of our contemporary world, such as commercialism and materialism, I cannot say who my enemy is. Some of the threats might involve the art world, however to protest such issues overtly does not suit my personal outlook. We cannot live in a developed society unless depend on its complex social rule. Following the rules and social values provides us stability. However, each of us creates exceptions, unstable rules and changeable standards. These double phases never unite, and I do not think they should be. I am really interested in these dilemmas and focus on these realities actually. This ambiguity may be my starting place and the reason I engage cruelty in my artwork. There does not appear to be a universal justice or evil in the present world. We need a grayer position in order to stay peaceful. In other words, I believe the dilemma of today’s morality, which is different from that of yesterday am, surely has helped develop my insight. Thus, my message cannot be a negation or an affirmation. My attitude in my artwork is a reflection of what the contemporary world is to me; my painting is my introspective confession. I believe I am making right artwork.

Artist’s Work

Untitled charled darwin
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Untitled (Charled Darwin)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Unisex 1 d you know what i mean 4
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Unisex 1 ( D' You Know What I Mean? 4)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Unisex 2 d you know what i mean 5
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Unisex 2 (D' You Know What I Mean? 5)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

D you know what i mean 3
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D' You Know What I Mean? 3

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Breaking into heaven
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Breaking into Heaven

By Hirotaka Suzuki

De diptych
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DE (diptych)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

7 count down series 2
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#7 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

0 count down series 2
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#0 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Untitled kate moss
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Untitled (Kate Moss)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Untitled adidas
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Untitled (adidas)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

The united states of america fan club
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the United States of America Fan Club

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Jfk
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J.F.K

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Monolith green
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Monolith (green)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Monolith orange
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Monolith (orange)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Re diptych
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RE (diptych)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

You got the money i got the soul joe yabuki projec
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You Got the Money, I Got the Soul (Joe Yabuki Project)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

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#10 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

5 count down series 2
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#5 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Groove
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groove

By Hirotaka Suzuki

3 count down series 2
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#3 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Untitled david bowie
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Untitled (David Bowie)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Velocitty girl
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Velocitty Girl

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Monolith pink
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Monolith (pink)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Monolith violet
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Monolith (violet)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

2 count down series 2
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#2 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Untitled sadness
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Untitled (sadness)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

9
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#9 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

4 count down series 2
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#4 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Monolith blue
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Monolith (blue)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

D you know what i mean 1
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D' You Know What I Mean ? 1

By Hirotaka Suzuki

D you know what i mean 2
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D' You Know What I Mean ? 2

By Hirotaka Suzuki

8 count down series 2
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#8 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

6 count down series 2
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#6 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

1 count down series 2
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#1 (Count Down Series)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Untitled tiger mask
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Untitled (Tiger Mask)

By Hirotaka Suzuki

B l
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B. L

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Missing dog reward
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Missing Dog Reward

By Hirotaka Suzuki

2001 2
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2001

By Hirotaka Suzuki

Selected Exhibitions

  • Tag Gallery
    Los Angeles, California, 2019
  • Art Exchange
    Long Beach, California, 2017
  • Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
    Santa Ana, California, 2016
  • City of Brea Gallery
    Brea, California, 2015
  • SDAI Museum of Living Artist
    San Diego, California, 2015

Education

  • Claremont Graduate University, Master of Fine Art
    Claremont, California,2000 
  • Takishoku University, Bachelor of Economics
    Tokyo, Japan,1997