Gallery: JPS Gallery
Artist(s): Joe Cheetham
Opening / Event Date: 15 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 9 Dec, 2024
wamono art, which introduces artists’ bold ideas regardless of media, technique, or genre, will be exhibiting the works of four up-and-coming Japanese artists. This exhibition showcases the unique perspectives, thoughts, and approaches of JUN INAGAWA, Teppei Kaneuji, Daisuke Yokota, and Kenta Cobayashi as “多次元TOKYO” where various elements occur and coexist.
[ JUN INAGAWA ]
An artist and DJ who is attracting attention in the street scene. He creates original works influenced by subcultures such as manga, anime and music. This exhibition features reliefs of original drawings and conceptual art based on characters from “Magical Girl Magical Destroyers”, which began airing in Japan this April.
[ Teppei Kaneuji ]
Kaneuji creates three-dimensional works and installation works using collage, in which he disassembles and combines items such as daily goods, magazine clippings and figures that have images of everyday life. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, etc. One of his representative works, “Teenage Fan Club”, will be featured at this exhibition. Inspired by the audience hairstyles which move like creatures at a live venue and its momentary situation, this work combines several elements such as music, youth culture, sculpture and figures. It is printed with 2.5-dimensional prints on aluminum plates.
[ Daisuke Yokota ]
A photographer who is known internationally. In 2014 he had his solo exhibition at “Site/Cloud” Foam Photography Museum and participated in exhibitions such as “Shape of Light” at Tate Modern in 2018 and “Painting the Night” and Center Pompidou-Metz in 2018-19, and won the Kimura Ihei Photography Award in 2019. He has been highly acclaimed for his “Color Photographs” series, an abstract expression which uses changes in the emulsion of film, inspired through a reexamination of the materiality of photography and the existence of different materials. In this exhibition, we will exhibit works that add materiality to photographic works using StareReap technology.
[ Kenta Cobayashi ]
Photographer and artist, Kenta Cobayashi has been expressing himself in a wide variety of collaboration and media including 3D, performance, CG, VR, NFT and fashion. He also participated in “Coming of Age”, Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2022, “Hello World – For the Post-Human Age”, Art Tower Mito in 2018 and “Give me Yesterday”, Fondazione Prada in 2017. His work is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is known for expression using techniques which looks like brush strokes on parts of his photographs. For this exhibition, Cobayashi will exhibit works with the theme of Shibuya, which has a special meaning for him as he started his activities in a community called Shibu House. As time passes, the people and scenery of Shibuya, which he has photographed for a long time, has changed and the records become memories, which he describes as crystallization. A combination of crystal-like abstract images and three-dimensional printing creates works of a monochrome world that appears stationary.
Ricoh’s StareReap is used for the final output of each work. During his creation, Kaneuji said: “I think StareReap 2.5 has two interesting features. One is that it can realistically reproduce the physical properties of printed materials and paints. In other words, it is possible to create realistic expressions that are true to the original image. At the same time, it is also possible to express a three-dimensional effect that does not exist in the printed matter, and moreover, it is not a complete three-dimensional effect, but a ‘mysterious dimension’ of 2.5 dimensions.” Also, “It’s like fiction. It’s SciFi-like in the sense that you can express both reality and fiction at the same time.”
We welcome the visitors at “多次元TOKYO” to enjoy the world of artists created by freely moving between diverse elements, time and space.
多次元TOKYO will be participating in the Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong hosted by the Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong.