Showichi Kaneda金田勝一

Showichi Kaneda was born in Kyoto in 1970. Since completing his postgraduate studies in painting at the Kyoto City University of Arts in 1995, he has been based in Kyoto, where he continues to live and work. Kaneda has also been teaching in the department of painting at his alma mater since 2009. Kaneda’s paintings and sculptures, the surfaces of which demonstrate an impressive use of rich vibrant colors, both use fiber-reinforced plastic and resin as supports. They make use of a variety of different materials in skillful combinations, such as oil paint, varnish, acrylic lacquer, automotive paint, decal and surfacer. Human’s Own, a striking series of sculptures based on motifs found on F1 “shark fin” engine covers, was originally inspired by thinking about the animal-like properties of human beings. These works express something of the essential human desire for profit and the relentless pursuit of speed. In addition to being a symbol of speed, the form of the F1 machine in Human’s Own is a metaphor for the shark, an animal that dies once it stops moving – an apt representation of the reality of our daily lives.

WORKS

Title
White Car -Cedric Sport Spider-
Year
2009
Size
73 x 91 cm
Material
Oil, FRP, Acrylic Urethane Paint, Acrylic Urethane Primer Surfacer
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Title
Plastic Construction 036
Year
2019
Size
61.5 X 93 cm
Material
Oil, FRP, polyester resin, sticker and urethane coating on styrofoam
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Title
Plastic Construction 025
Year
2017
Size
30.5 x 93 cm
Material
Oil, FRP, polyester resin, sticker and urethane coating on styrofoam
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Title
Plastic Construction 033
Year
2018
Size
92.5 x 121.5 cm
Material
Oil, FRP, polyester resin, sticker and urethane coating on styrofoam
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EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Shoichi Kaneda  Paintings of Plastic Model Landscapes

2006/11/10–12/2

Tokyo

Showichi Kaneda, Zhang Xiao Tao Showichi Kaneda, Zhang Xiao Tao

2003/12/8–12/27

Tokyo

Showichi Kaneda

2000/8/28–9/16