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Live with Me

Live with Me, 2019
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Live with Me, 2019
H758 x W243

PLA, String, Key, Acrylic on Wood board


 

CONTEXT

Humans are lonely and melancholic creatures.  So am I.  I want to be with someone, want to be someone, and want to share my life with someone else.  So I hand out the key to share my life, the key opens the door to start a new beginning.  Life-turning moments that might become the key would appear in front of you or sometimes you have to go grab it by yourself.  There are some doors that should be opened and others that shouldn’t, but you wouldn’t know what would come out unless you open it.


Considering Neuroaethtics with Mondrian’s Minimalism

Considering Neuroaesthetics with Mondrian’s Minimalism, 2019
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Considering Neuroaesthetics with Mondrian’s Minimalism, 2019
758 x 850 x 50 mm | 
Brushes attached to carbon fishing rods, Wood Canvas, Acrylic, Jesso Primer

 

CONTEXT

We are able to perceive many types of information hitting our body such as the sense of vision, hearing, and smelling.  We can process this information and identify what we see, hear or taste as beautiful, cute, ugly or scary by utilizing the combination of perception or influence of the contexts. The best part of being an artist is to grab the perception of viewers by selecting information of senses and finding out the right amount of balance to inspire others.  When I wake up in the morning, I sometimes get disgusted by having too much information of perception surrounding me.  Sometimes I get sick of doing an intense catch-ball of throwing each other’s information to get to know others more or get to know me more.  That’s why I chose to give a thought to the expression of Mr. Piet Mondrian who used the simplified form of lines and colors.  I decided to provide others the simplified form of telling who I am.


A Deer Represents

A Deer Represents, 2019
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A Deer Represents, 2019
300 x 750 x 50 mm | 
Deer Horn, Iron Chain, Gas Mask, Acrylic Pants, Wood Canvas

 

CONTEXT

You must know that the natural environment gets damaged or tainted as humans pursue for better lives and more beauty.  However, I cannot pay solicitude to nature and continue dumping chemical paints on my artworks to pursue the beauty.  There are two sides of the same coin that there is the one which gets better and one which gets damaged but as for the one which gets damaged, I can’t do anything about it.


Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / Sci-fi Pearl

WABI-SABI FLOWER ARRANGEMENT / SCI-FI PEARL, 2019
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Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement, 2018

250 x 400 x 300 mm |  24K-Gold Rose, PLA, Urethane Paints

 

CONTEXT

The sensibility of Japanese people is not derived from innovation and reinvention, but derived from respect and preservation of subconscious awareness of culture. 
Japanese people have fermented cultural thread blended by cultural influence from the West and other countries, as Japanese have carried on its unique culture from generation to generation.  Japanese traditional beauty called “Wabi-Sabi” lies in the core of this cultural fermentation.  This sophisticated virtue was taught by a famous tea master Sen No Rikiyu.  When the minimum quantity of “beauty” is installed in the simplest form of space without any waste, the consciousness of yin and yang in space start to unify and create inflection.  In the end, there is only the “essential beauty of sophistication” left out in the simplest form of the space.
Sophistication is a beauty which stands in stark contrast to innovation and reinvention.
Fate can be irrational but my tragic accident taught me a form of perception to aim for this sophisticated beauty by accepting the reality.  New seeds sprouted from my broken cervical spinal cord and my ruined fate is carrying on to next it’s stage by blooming flowers to reach for sophistication.   


A Traveller to The Universe

A Traveller to The Universe, 2019
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A Traveler to The Universe, 2019
H160 x W280 x D300 mm |

Astronaut Helmet, LED Panel, Cup Noodle, Book, Steel Can, Cell Phone, Brushes


 

CONTEXT

My intellectual curiosity never ends.  We are living in a world where space travel is just a few steps away from becoming realistic.  For me, I don’t want to welcome aliens on the earth, instead I would rather be welcomed by aliens in the universe.  If I met aliens in the universe, I would want to tell them about the great things from our planet. But what should I introduce them to? I realized that there are so many great and rubbish things on this earth, which I can’t even keep count of.  Humans have a high curiosity in sex, there are so many great athletes and artists, Cup Noodle is the greatest invention of humans, and there is a magical herb called “weed”.  So I came up with this artwork to do a presentation for the aliens.


Quantum Entanglement

Quantum Entanglement – Video Installation Work, 2018
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Quantum Entanglement Video Installation Artwork, 2018
2 of 27 inches wide monitors x H 1800 mm
MP4 Video, 2 monitors, PLA object sculptures, audio copper wires, head sets, Steel bar, rotational steel joints, MRI photographs in Digital data

 

CONTEXT

If one thing behaves, another side behaves oppositely.  Those two things synchronize without having any agents.  A distance of the connected link between two things can be as close as zero or can be as far as the distance of a galaxy.   Perspective of the world can be like a cosmic order since one thing accepts the outcome by synchronizing with another outcome.  Quantum appears in front of you once you observe it.  Does the consciousness of what you would like to see affect the outcome of it’s observation?  Is it meaningless to wish for something you desire to see and hoping that it comes out in front of you after you open your eyes?  I think there are many ways of fate existing in the world and I think how you open your eyes with a certain consciousness would affect the outcome of what comes out in front of you.  I have an option of choosing my life.  There are two sides to things coming out in front of you when you open your eyes so enjoy whichever side you like.


Struggle in Digital

Struggle in Digital, 2018
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Struggle in Digital, 2018
960 x 1620 x 50 mm
Micro SD, Canvas, Digital Data

 

CONTEXT

I’ve been trying to achieve an expression of a certain dignity and pressure in my digital art creation by using various methods such as putting more than 800 layers in Photoshop.
By challenging various methods, I found out that multiple layers can fit inside this tiny digital card instantaneously.  I can feel technology has been advancing but at the same time, speed and ease of copying and pasting digital data gave me a sense of emptiness.  I’ve installed heavy designs of my digital art piece into each SD card but what do I find beyond there?


The Flower Has Bloomed cuz The Neck Was Broken

The Flower Has Bloomed cuz The Neck was Broken, 2018
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The Flower Has Bloomed cuz The Neck was Broken, 2018
1640 x 1960 x 500 mm
Acrylic on wood canvas

 

CONTEXT

It’s been one hell of a ride to come this far.  It wasn’t easy to accept the outcome of the accident which destroyed my neck in half and all other surrounding things of my life.  I have been trying hard to reconstruct and strengthen my shattered mentality and life in a different method.  If I could walk, I could have held a girl’s hand to go out for a date, however I can’t anymore. Now I have a different way of life and a different road to take. But, I can say out loud that the flower has bloomed because I broke my neck.  I made my portrait by using multimedia on a 2-meter wide wooden canvas.  And then painting on the canvas while holding a paint brush attached to a 1.6-meter long fishing rod in my mouth.

It took me four days to complete.  In order to paint on each corner of the canvas, I had to rotate the canvas, and sometimes turn it upside down, to batter my brush against the canvas.   

Making the texture by using a stamp which was made of a special material, painting of the symbol mark “Kinky Line” by utilizing a masking technique, and layers of the printed word “medium” gave multi-stratification to the artwork.


The PriMeR HeATs

PrIMER HeATS, 2018
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PrIMER HeATS, 2018
970 x 1620 x 100 mm
PLA, Urethane Paint, Fake Leather, Zipper, Wood Canvas

CONTEXT

You will find out this piece inside if you open the zipper attached on back of my neck.  My doctor clamped my broken backbone with bolts but my torn spinal cord is toast.  However, my cervical spine is always burning hot in a candy red color.  The defect in my body gives me a burning desire. The current medical care is just amazing.  I can move my neck without any problems, and more importantly, I am still alive.  Clamped bolts gave me a certain limit in a range of neck motion but I don’t give a damn.  I’m going to move my eyeballs more, not move my neck more.


Vision Play with Male Mouse

VISION PLAY WITH MALE MOUSE, 2018
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Vision Play with Male Mouse, 2018
727 x 910 x 350 mm
PLA, Urethane Paint, Wood Canvas, Audio Jack Cable

CONTEXT

This is a fun piece of visual perception.  A mouse can be harmful but can be also a hero or an idol figure.  People tend not to construe things thoroughly and sometimes misinterpret the definition of coolness, beauty, or fear.  Plus they break down the component elements and extract only partial elements of the meaning.  We have a longing for one mouse but we are also blindfolded without understanding why we have a longing for it.


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