Tenki Hiramatsu
Error and error

oil and acrylic on paper mounted on wooden panel, artist frame

31.9 × 28.4 in (81.03 × 72.14 cm)

Tenki Hiramatsu paints conversations in progress to both ground and compose imagined creatures, whose dissolution into their surroundings furthers their nonhuman, nonreal status. As figures prove physically immaterial, their unseen and unheard words remain, in the viewer’s mind, as records of an impossible conversation. Interested in painting as both depiction and facilitator of discourse, Hiramatsu paints scenes about the incomparable pleasure of being lost in a dialogue – a physical action whose fundamental benefit to the participants proves abstract at its best.