Mika Horibuchi

Region: Midwest

The idea of a peach that we envision when we hear or read the word embodies the fundamental characteristics of the thing rather than the specific characteristics of the piece of fruit you last encountered. The perfect archetype comes to mind. Relying on a sense of familiarity, these works are painted from a mental idea of what a peach looks like, or what a leaf looks like. But that archetype is faulty. A slight betrayal of expectations is at play. Specific characteristics and peculiarities appear within the rendering of each leaf, and the peaches are all depicted as white or gray, drained of their color. These “roses” are not painted red.