UNKNOWN ASIA 2016

HAPPENINGText: Alex Hiroki Coles

Shen-Fung-Lin
© Unknown Asia, Osaka 2016

The landscape paintings by Shen Fung Lin (Taipei) were eye catching due to their mixture of colours. These were oil paintings as well as also digital images of famous places in Taiwan, focusing on the natural landscape. Other images were also created using stencils.

ABWU
© Unknown Asia, Osaka 2016

The work by ABWU (Taipei) is a series of colourful and imaginative drawings. The images are seen to represent her family. For example the large shoes can represent her father. Through the works, she wants to express the pain and struggle that she experienced.

Kazuya-Okawa
© Unknown Asia, Osaka 2016

Images created by Kazuya Okawa (Japan). These were collages from different film posters and magazines of different images. He combined these together to create several different images, looking from different images which worked together such as similar colours and backgrounds/setting.

Koichiro-Kashima
© Unknown Asia, Osaka 2016

Koichiro Kashima (Japan) was an interesting series of illustrations. These were many fascinating illustrations of a fantasy world that the artist created. He created a narrative for the images where a pincushion rolled down from the sewing box and fell to the ground. There are many small creatures living on the surface of this pincushion, which our eyes cannot see as they are too small. He gives these creatures names. Kashima pays particular attention to detail in this illustrations and the creativity and imagination behind these works.

The event saw a wide variety of different styles and mediums exhibited, with many different concepts to the works, with work to interest and appeal to all audiences.

Unknown Asia, Osaka 2016

Date: October 1st & 2nd, 2016

Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (Till 17:00 on 2nd)

Place: Herbis Hall Osaka

Address: B2F Herbis Osaka, 2-5-24, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Organized by Asian Creative Network (ACN), digmeout, FM802, FM COCOLO, ubies, vision track
Special supported by Kiyo Bank
Admission: 1,000 yen (Common for 2 days)

Tel: +81 (0)6 6354 8029
http://unknownasia.net

Text: Alex Hiroki Coles

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