Shinji Murakami

Following Puppy, Murakami brought us Flower. The concept is quite similar, as is the technique. A simple shape that is universally understood and belongs to the realms of happiness, beauty, and pleasure.

Flower also addresses the relationship between flat image and sculture. The simplity achieved by Murakami in his flower paintings when he erased an outline of the image to render it even more minimal, was then mimicked in three dimensional form, allowing for the simplest expression (thus far) of a flower.

Flower (pink, yellow, peach, blue, purple, red, orange), 2015
wood, glue, and alkyd paint 13 × 7.5 × 4.5 in | 33 × 19 × 12 cm each