Utopia & Chaos
[Image: Erika Kusumi "Shore of Catharsis"]
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Utopia is a term that refers to an ideal society far from reality. While it sounds like a place of dreams, it can also be seen to present a sharp contrast to the real world, critiquing reality while highlighting issues that exist. In a similar vein, though the work introduced in this exhibition seems as if it expresses an ideal world full of imaginary beauty, if you look closely at the objects and landscapes featured in the works you will notice the coexistence of chaos, hidden just under the surface. Erika Kusumi creates surreal worlds from digital collages comprised of landscapes and objects that she cuts out from images she herself has photographed. Meanwhile, Ayako Kuno produces metal sculptures that manifest the vision of Tokyo as a giant metropolis. Shunsuke Nanjo uses thermochromic painting techniques to depict familiar scenes that appear quiet but challenge the imagination of the viewer. Finally, Sumito Sakakibara expresses the chaotic coexistence of utopia and dystopia. This is an exhibition where we can discover our true form amidst the fantastical worlds these artists manifest.
Venue: 1F Mina-to