Text by Emilia Yin for Foundwork Guest Curators Program

I resonate with Hidetaka Suzuki’s quote about image-making and its function—he says, ‘Our future is woven from these fragments.’

Perceiving painting as a subjective glimpse, each of his works seems to occupy a space somewhere between the mundane and the uncanny: the cross-eyed pigeon, the hairy neck of a Geisha, or aggressive fire coming out of an ordinary stove.

The brushwork of his paintings is tender and playful, as if subtly reminding you not to forget the absurdity of our own existence, but with a dose of love and care.





Emilia Yin / Curator and the founder and director, Make Room Los Angeles