Over the Influence is pleased to present Brooklyn-based artist Hiroya Kurata’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, Blunderbuss.
“I’m painting my life. Nothing more,” says Kurata. And certainly nothing less. The sixteen works in Blunderbuss record what it’s like to be alive in the year 2023 in America’s largest, most culturally robust city, New York. This is what food looks like. (Highly processed white cake with frosting and strawberries.) This is what children looked like. (Chaotic, cheerful blurs of energetic life force in cotton shorts.) And light. (Dappled.) And parks. (Serene.) And mothers. (Overworked but ever-present.) The exhibition serves as evidence, testament, and proof of the way we lived and the ways we made sense of the rapidly evolving world around us.