In his exhibition ALL FOR ONE, Futo Akiyoshi focuses on the tools for painting. For his series „something too much“ the artist uses as many tools as possible in one painting. By contrast, only a single color is selected for each work. The harmony of the image is composed not only by colors and shapes but also by various textures. These diversity, limitation and harmony constitute the rule of this series, and the rule itself is the aim of these paintings.
Playing with his own rules, which are strictly established for each work, is one of the artist’s characteristic styles. By following the rule, he presents the basic components of painting. It can be also found in his other series, such as “Room”, composed a spatial structure by single gold color and “naked relations”, layering the transparent colors onto a transparent acrylic board.
With his new works of the series „something too much“ Futo Akiyoshi explores the borders of painting.