Furniture Porn

These works ask, “If Vermeer were alive today, would he be working for Pottery Barn’s catalog division?” Three years looking for the right couch makes one a connoisseur of furniture catalogs. From there, it's a short step to begin thinking about vanitas, the histories of still life painting and our cultural desire for the perfect living space exemplified by Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, etc. Everything comes readymade; beautiful diffused lighting, perfect compositions and color arrangements, the veneers of good taste and aesthetic discernment, and the suggestion that you could customize it and just insert yourself. The promise of happiness delivered as long as you can afford the layaway plan.


Furniture Porn
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Yellow Interior
2009
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
A Fine Point
2010
Oil on Panel
36" X 23.5"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
4th of July
2009
Oil on Panel
48" X 32"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
What the Children Would Look Like
2009
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Hygiene
2009
Oil on Panel
32" X 48"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Long French Doors
2009
Oil on Panel
20" X 64"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
75 Chairs
2009
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
90 degree Lamp
2009
Oil on Panel
20" X 32"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Wood
Caramel Couch
2009
Oil on Wood
12" X 12"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Small interior
2004
Oil on Panel
12" X 9"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Wood
Egg Yolk Couch
2009
Oil on Wood
12" X 12"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Focal Point
2008
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Great Foundations
2008
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Vivid Contrast
2008
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Color + You
2008
Oil on Panel
32" X 40"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Shag is Back
2008
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Color and Graphic Turn
2008
Oil on Panel
40" X 32"
Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Bedroom
2008
Oil on Panel
24" X 24"

Mark Takiguchi Furniture Porn Oil on Panel
Classics Redefined
2008
Oil on Panel
24" X 24"
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