During the global financial meltdown, I questioned this project of painting images from furniture catalogs while people lost their jobs and homes. I'm still conflicted about the "rightness", but revisiting the world in those pages, where nothing had changed, everything still sunny, abundant and flattering, reminded me that they are images of aspiration, materials dreams that are still in play. Just for fewer and fewer. In this context, they signal a loss and a longing that operates like an old family photo, but more a portrait of a collective rather than individual past.

After the Fall
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Bouquet
2010
Oil on Panel
18" X 18"
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Alfresco 1
2010
Oil on Panel
48" X 37"

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
His and Hers
2010
Oil on Panel
42" X 59"
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Eastern and Western Exposure
2010
Oil on Panel
48" X 63"

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Club
2010
Oil on Panel
48" X 43
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Vacation
2010
Oil on Panel
23.5" X 36" (Top) 48" X 30" (bottom)

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
An Act of Will
2011
Oil on Panel
28" X 24"
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
A Reflective Device
2011
Oil on Panel
20" X 16"

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Alfresco 2
2010
Oil on Panel
30" X 48"
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Jardin
2010
Oil on Panel
18" X 18'

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Registry
2010
Oil on Panel
18" X 18"
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Dansk Seance
2010
Oil on Panel
18" X 18"

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Ol on Panel
Calendar
2010
Ol on Panel
36" X 28" overall
Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
X-mas time
2009
Oil on Panel
48" X 31.5"

Mark Takiguchi After the Fall Oil on Panel
Ebb
2010
Oil on Panel
31.5" X 24"
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