Jin Kurashige "His Shadow Enwraps Me"
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After his first solo exhibition in Japan in 2005, Kurashige participated in several group exhibitions such as "The Pantagruel Syndrome" at the Turin Triennale in Italy in 2005, "Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan" in Australia in 2006, and spread his activities not only in Japan but also overseas. He is currently showing at "All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art" at the Mori Art Museum. The works for "His Shadow Enwraps Me" will be shown first time ever in Japan, including new pieces created in Tokyo.
Kurashige says his approach to creating artworks is based on curiosity and interest in individual moments, and is inspired by what he sees and feels in everyday life. He is inspired by the fragment of ordinary life, such as calligraphy made by children, views from airplanes and adverts hung in underground trains. The works produced from those resources and the audience's personal experience and sensibility might overlap each other, thus conveying his message. The unique value and viewpoint he possesses allows the audience to notice the humor and coincidences that surrounding them, and to realize how important it is to have a moment to think.
Without sticking to any one method of expression, he uses various media according to the theme. As a result, his works reveal the image of modern people who are tossed about by the huge wave of information society. His artworks, featuring various characters, will stimulate the audiences' sensation. A video piece entitled "His Shadow Enwraps Me" - also the title of the show - is a simple work and is unusually focused on the naive side of the artist himself. There will also be various artworks such as an installation made with the cooperation of 50 people as well as his first and last(?) oil painting.
Opening Reception: April 25th, 18:00-20:00
From 2007-04-25 To 2007-05-26