Please don’t start with “because I’m a Gyaru”. Half-assed Gyarus need to quit if they really respect Gyaru.


Eukaryote (Tokyo, March 2020)
This was a two-person show I held with a former student of mine. In organizing this exhibition, my intention was to move beyond the difference in our styles and the student-teacher hierarchy in order to highlight the diversity of artistic expression we see today, and to communicate my wish for a more open society. In art scenes overseas, I often hear the word “iconic” used to describe the collective impression of an artist’s style, work, and persona, and it seems that this is yet another consideration when evaluating artists and their work. Perhaps one shortcut to success is to establish a certain symbolism unique to the artist, such as the strong association between Kusama and polka dots, or Murakami and his deep ties to Japanese subcultures. In my eyes, however, works of art flow naturally out of an artist, almost as if their interior world has seeped out onto the canvas. It is my belief that the true role of art is to produce new value and meaning in the process of overcoming one’s own circumstance and oppression.







 


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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1622×971mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
180×100mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
180×100mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
180×100mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
180×100mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
180×100mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
182×120mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
182×120mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
182×120mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
182×120mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
182×120mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
227×158 mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
722×502mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
607×730mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton 805×530mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1943×970mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
654×531mm




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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
532×810mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
804×1305mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
340×192mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
340×192mm
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2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
180×120mm
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