UNKNOWN ASIA 2020
HAPPENINGText: Taketo Oguchi
Azumi Kinoshita “Peanuts”, “Cut Green Onion” Furoshiki, 2020, Each 90 × 90 mm, Inkjet print on Cotton
Kyoto-born designer Azumi Kinoshita draws illustrations characterized by transparency and blurring. For this exhibition, she drew illustrations based on the theme of “groceries” and produced inkjet-printed fabrics, then wrapped the motifs of the groceries in furoshiki wrapping cloths made of the printed fabrics. The skilful online presentation (click on the photo above) is impressive, also one of the pleasures of this fair is to imagine how she would have presented his work in an actual exhibition. We are also looking forward to seeing her works for sale at an online store, which is planned in the future.
Ken Yashiki “THE POWER OF CHOICE” 2020, 1,940 × 2,606 × 80 mm, Wood grain, Clothes that can no longer be worn, Styrofoam, Special printing
Ken Yashiki, born in Tokyo, has presented works that mix the ancient Japanese technique of Mokumekomi, which is also used for Japanese Hina dolls, with the modern world. He was used to create works using his daughter’s old clothes as a proof of her existence, but he has changed the subject from his relatives to acquaintances and society, and is now presenting his works with a social message. The fabrics used in the works are reused old clothes, and the context of upcycling (creative reuse) and sustainability, which have been the focus of attention in recent years, was also appreciated by companies and many reviewers.
Wang Chieh “Morning Walk”, “Purple Disclosure” 2020, 232 × 309 mm, Digital
Wang Chieh, who lives in Taipei, used the pandemic as an opportunity to create digital paintings that focus on the beauty of her hometown, Taiwan. By adding the character, Zoe The Witch, to the everyday life, she hopes to turn the mundane into something more whimsical and magical. Everyone in the world is hoping to get back to a daily life as soon as possible without anxiety, but this work gave me a chance to notice the beauty of everyday life as a result of extraordinary circumstances. Her goods will be sold at Tsutaya Bookstore Taiwan in the future.
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