Yuichi Hirako “Gift”

Kotaro Nukaga

poster for Yuichi Hirako “Gift”
[Image: Yuichi Hirako "Gift 01" (2020) ©Yuichi Hirako]

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Using a wide range of media–mainly painting alongside drawing, sculpture, installation, sound performance and more–Hirako explores the boundaries between mankind and nature in modern society. His work has received accolades in Japan and internationally, particularly from Europe and Asia. In this exhibition, he will be showing over 30 new paintings and sculptures.

Hirako chose the title GIFT to emphasize the importance of shifting our values to reflect the unceasingly changing environment. For example, when we are gifted with beautiful flowers we display them proudly and give them water every day to maintain their beauty. Yet once they’ve begun to wilt they’re discarded. Consider how we designate certain ancient trees as divine and enshrine them while selecting others for consumption based on our own experience of time and self-serving values.



from January 23, 2021 to April 03, 2021


Yuichi Hirako



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