Aono FUMIAKI(b. 1968) collected fragments of objects being annihilated and ruined in one instant, and connected them in unique way and recalls memories. Artist collected ordinary object such as torn cloth, newspaper pieces, broken piece of sign board, destroyed furniture and their vestiges are combined with new objects in the process of reshaping them into new objects. Each collected object is embodied someone's memory in the past, and its memory and nostalgia amplifies as it goes through the artist's hand. Through this process, his work goes beyond transforming or restoring, but it aims to heal, and repair. For instance, it has ‘heal’ and ‘recovery’ message of works that are gathered from Sendai, one of the places suffered from most heavily catastrophe during the 2011 East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami. Objects worn and lost in different places reveal a new kind of solidarity that share by gathering in one place through the artist's hand, reminding a community of past life, suffering and memories. The artist metaphorically conveys this precarious reality to us through his work.


Aono FUMIAKI has held solo exhibitions at Sendai Mediatheque (Miyagi, Japan) in 2019; Kichijoji Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan) in 2017; Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum (Okinawa, Japan) in 2015; and Arario Gallery Seoul (Seoul, Korea) in 2014. He has also participated in group exhibitions at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan) in 2019; Arario Gallery Shanghai (Shanghai, China) in 2017; Aomori Museum of Art (Aomori, Japan) in 2016; Arario Museum Dongmun Motel (Jeju, Korea) in 2014; Aichi Triennale (Aichi, Japan) in 2013; TURNAROUND (Miyagi, Japan) in 2012; and Shimane Art Museum (Shimane, Japan) in 2011. The artist’s works are included in major collections including The Miyagi Museum of Art (Miyagi, Japan); Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Aichi, Japan); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan); Rias Ark Museum of Art (Miyagi, Japan); and Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Tokyo, Japan).