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Vitruvian Man as His Skull Is

Vitruvian Man as His Skull Is, 2018
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Vitruvian Man as His Skull Is, 2018
420 x 594 x 150 mm
Acrylic Boards, Brush, Watch, Paper, Money Bills, Coffee Beans, Tabacco, Acrylic Paints

 

CONTEXT

This is a citation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.  When I’ve lost external looks and physical proportion and started to accept the reality, I decided to reconfigure my mental proportion and the structure of my consciousness and personal experience.  I’ve been trying to accept / overcome / revitalize / develop / transcend my complexes by travelling to many places, having many opportunities, and meeting many people.
Multi-layered conception and ill-ordered elements still dominate in my mind but making things in order is not only virtue I should seek for.  A brain cannot function properly if your skull is not aligned according to the gravity but all elements can just loom over beside it.


The Neuron Networks

Neural Network, 2018
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Neural Network, 2018
2170 x 5420 x 1800 mm | 85.5 x 213.4 x 70.9 in
Bean sprouts,Acrylic case,Polyethylene Board

 


 

CONTEXT

Don’t get me wrong, all I wish for isn’t t the recovery of my body.  As a matter of fact, a mechanism of nerve reconstruction is very philosophical.  It’s like a relationship of humans.  Nerve systems amend the neuron network whenever it is broken or cut off.  It tells us that it is possible to recover what has been broken.  You must not give up even though your main line is cut off.  You can always expect revitalization from a simple sprout and lateral bud.


The Octopus Sucks

The Octopus Sucks, 2018
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The Octopus Sucks, 2018
400 x 1600 x 400 mm
PLA, Urethane Paint, Steel Bars, Screw Rods, Audio Copper Wire

 

CONTEXT

I know what it’s like to be at rock bottom.  My mentality was in the pits, my life was in total despair, and thought my life would end.  However, a bottom has a physical limit of how far you can fall.  I grabbed a creature living at the rock bottom of the ocean and started my ascension.  Letting this creature dance all it likes on top of my skull.  This octopus sucked down on my brain as it adhered to my skull.  The external inspiration given by the octopus formed a sense of myself as well as giving a freedom to the octopus to form its hairstyle.  My neck and spine were broken but this creature from the bottom of the ocean brought me a whole new style to expose the fiber of my being.  This piece represents a perfect balance of two living things coming from the fallen place.


Metamorfose

Metamorfose, 2018
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Metamorfose, 2018
2000 x 5240 x 2900 mm
PLA, Urethane Paint, Rose, Wood

 

CONTEXT

Metamorphose of a butterfly from an egg to become an imago is bizarrely beautiful.  This art piece is aimed for an internal edification of WHILL Corporation, which develops and manufactures personal mobility devices.  WHILL is a company which runs ahead of the industry and innovates new value so I wanted to express the sense of freedom and strength of an eagle gliding through the air.  It is a bit scary to change the external look into something totally different.  However, a butterfly changes its look and shape to survive and fly away.  That is the identity of living matter.


The Beginning

The Beginning, 2018
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The Beginning, 2018
2170 x 5420 x 1800 mm
PLA, Glass, Nylon Ropes, Broken Skies, Projector, MP4 Video, Cotton String

 

CONTEXT

Back in the day when I was younger, I was neck-deep in freestyle skiing.  Even in the summer, I was looking at the sky through the classroom window and hoping that there would be snowfall.  I was thinking about skiing day and night.  However, skiing which I loved so much resulted in a terrible accident.   I suffered from a dislocation fracture of my cervical spine.  I could not breathe and all I could do was lean heavily against mother earth.  Soon after, I was surrounded by negative elements. 
However, I think that was the turning point of my life.  A terrible experience can act as a reset button for life and also become a whole new primer for a different direction.  My damaged neural network started restructuring, transmitting signals through my brain, and taking my life to a new direction.


The Perfect Accident

The Perfect Accident, 2018
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The Perfect Accident, 2018
420 x 594 x 180 mm
MRI film, LED lights, Acrylic Boards

CONTEXT

On November 4th, 2002, I suffered from a fracture dislocation of my cervical spinal cord from a skiing accident.  I fell down head-first from five meters above the ground.  My head pierced directly through the snowy ground and my full weight caused severe damage to my 4th and 5th cervical vertebra.  The reality was harsh and I thought I lost all hopes when I had to look at my MRI photo to face the reality.  Creativity inspires myself and others by creating something.  So I tried to have an image of a flower seed planted in my broken cervical spinal cord, which can bloom if I can nourish it properly.  I have thought through my way of life and came up with this philosophy.  No one can go back to the past whether you encounter this sort of accident or not.  All you have to do is to think through your life and continue to imagine creative things.


Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement

Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement, 2018
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Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement, 2018
250 x 400 x 300 mm
24K-Gold Rose, PLA, Fake Bullet, 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.   


Marilyn Monroe

MARILYN MONROE, 2018
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MARILYN MONROE, 2018
1,000×803mm
Acrylic on Wood Canvas


 

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Audrey Hepburn

AUDREY HEPBURN, 2018
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AUDREY HEPBURN, 2018
727×606 mm
Acrylic on Wood Canvas


 

CONTEXT

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