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Current Exhibition

CUSTOM-MADE


node hotel (Kyoto, June 2024)


Looking at the area around node hotel, you can see that the streets run vertically and horizontally in a grid-like pattern. The famous Gion Festival's yamaboko floats also bring excitement to the festival around this district. This distinctive layout is said to be a remnant of Heian-kyo. The title "CUSTOM-MADE" might have been inspired by experiencing this kind of cityscape during my visit to Kyoto.

Custom-made originally means "special order," derived from customizing mass-produced products to suit personal preferences. However, when we replace CUSTOM with the meaning of "habit" or "custom," it also evokes the image of something born out of traditions and customs.

Kyoto continues to attract people from all over the world because of its profound depth that cannot be easily glimpsed. This depth is the density and intensity of experiences cultivated over more than a thousand years of history. It suggests that even though we cannot usually see it, multifaceted perspectives and what might be considered cutting-edge today have actually existed since ancient times. Therefore, beneath the seemingly veiled surface, there is a newly matured source of energy that has transcended time, which is perhaps why we hear about various activities in contemporary art today.

With this realization and interest as a starting point, I plan to divide the exhibition into two parts and overlap the works and displays with the upcoming summer in Kyoto.

This city will surely show me a special scenery that I have yet to encounter.

(May 2024)





















beatles 2 
2022 Acrylic on Cotton 1305×636mm

Abbey Road
2022 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton 1304×1308mm






Octopus’s Gargen Ⅱ
2022 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
543×541mm

多面体 42 (TAMENTAI 42)
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
551×551mm





teleport 1
2018 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
805×533mm

古今東西 (KOKONTOUZAI)
2018 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
606×411mm





grid 7
2016 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
455×380mm

grid 8
2016 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
455×380mm





Logos
2023 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
1941×2594mm





the former
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
1306×803mm


the latter
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
1306×803mm






nightfall
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
1306×425mm






A 
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection

B
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection

C
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
D
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
E
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm


F
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
G
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
H
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
I
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection
J
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm


K
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
L
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
M
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection



N
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
O
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
P
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection


Q
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
R
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection
S
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection
T
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
U
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection


V
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
W
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
X
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Y
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm
Private Collection
Z
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
82×80mm






ALPHABET
2024 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
254×654mm



double helix 89
2023 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
727×527mm


double helix 91
2023 Acrylic and Carborundum on Cotton
640×911mm

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