Naotaka Hiro "Wrong Person"

Misako & Rosen

poster for Naotaka Hiro "Wrong Person"

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Misako & Rosen is pleased to announce our exhibition with Naotaka Hiro entitled "Wrong Person". Born in Osaka in 1972, Hiro received an undergraduate degree from UCLA, Los Angeles in 1997 and subsequently received an MFA from CALARTS. Since the 1990s, Hiro has been based in Los Angeles.

The foundation of Hiro's work in general as well as this exhibition is the concept of the "unknown" -the world of the artist's own body which he is unable to see and thus unable to confirm. At his first exhibition at Misako & Rosen entitled "Knows Nothing", Hiro attempted to reconstruct his head utilizing a human skull and rice. He also exhibited a series of photo-collage works called "Ass Fall" (2003-2007), which portrayed a mythical region discovered by Western explorers: a composite landscape comprised of land and the image of the artist's own ass. In all of these works, the dilemma of the invisibility of his body serves as a creative point of departure: a place (unknown, blindness, awe) from which his imagination originates. This theme is further explored in this exhibition "Wrong Person".

[Image: "Night and Fog, Yellow Volcano" production process]

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From 2008-10-27 To 2008-11-23

Opening Reception on 2008-10-27 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Naotaka Hiro

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