Dennis Mukai

Dennis Mukai

Often mistaken for photographs, Mukai’s new works are painstakingly created using only sandpaper to remove layers of paint to gradually reveal the white of the original surface, a technique developed and perfected through experimentation and trial & error. Inspired by primitive photos from the advent of photography, Dennis’ realistic yet distressed images trigger the emotions of recollection.

Renowned art critic, Peter Frank, expresses, “Mukai’s pictures manifest a reality that exists within our minds, a reflection, not on what we see or know, but how we see and know it”
Dennis Mukai was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.