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Spare no icing!

February 20, 2017
White Discharger by KANEUJI Teppei.

White Discharge by KANEUJI Teppei.

Like a childhood dream, a merry-go-round with icing on top! (Note for later answer; who’s childhood?)

I couldn’t stop thinking about the ginger bread houses that we Swedes indulge ourselves in making as part of Christmas preps. Never go easy on the icing. The more the merrier and this will be our inspiration and guidance!

 

KANEUJI  Teppei   |   White Discharge  ( Public  Garden )

 

Like a word association game in which everything has a meaning, each item assumes a relationship to the others which transforms the whole thing into a spectacular work of art.

White Discharge is created as an interpretation of the theme Multiple Future. Behind the amusing and humoristic foreground there is of course a darker and more critical meaning, as often when exhibiting eye-catching art. As children’s play has undergone a paradigm shift towards the digital world, the IRL amusement parks are in decline worldwide. However, the laughter, the thrill and the instant gratification is here to stay!

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White Discharge with Tokyo backdrop.

White Discharge with Tokyo backdrop.

 

In front of the kiss of all kisses, covering the fasade. Robert Doisneau's Le baiser de l'hotel de ville.

In front of the kiss of all kisses, covering the fasade. Robert Doisneau’s Le baiser de l’hotel de ville.

PS. Public Art is art (in any media) that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in a public place. Usually this is outside or in accessible buildings where the art is to be available and enjoyed by everybody.

 

piQmo goes Tokyo w/ Anna

 

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Gallery Hopping in Tokyo

February 16, 2017
Yoshihiko Ito

Yoshihiko Ito

 

In  the  Box   |   Yoshihiko  Ito   |   PGI  Photo  Gallery  International

The pictures were relaxing and calm. The repetitive set up (cut out strips, put back together) of the image was just the little anomaly that was needed to find it really interesting. However it was the artist text that got me thinking all night.

(Quote, from text by Yoshihiko Ito.)

As I pull out a dusty box, I realize that I can’t recall what it contains.    …

You can loose your memories, but you can’t throw away the ones you don’t want anymore.   …

In this world we don’t get a message that lights up to tell us we have zero gigs of memory left. We can try throwing away what we don’t need into the trash. The trouble is that it doesn’t always disappear.

For fun I cut up some expired film into seven or eight centimetres strips, put them into a bottle with some water, sealed it up and put it on my desk. After some time, the water started getting cloudy. With a little more time, I looked inside to find that pieces of the film’s surface had peeled off and were floating around like jellyfish. Eventually these jellyfish dissolved. Imagining our memories following this same pattern is enough to give me nightmares.

The series began as an attempt to make emakimono (Japanese picture scrolls) out of photography. Using strands of light and time I’ve managed to stich these photographs into just that.

(End of quote.)

Yoshihiko Ito

Yoshihiko Ito

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Float Mounting Art by Yoshihito Ito @PGI Tokyo

Float Mounting
Art by Yoshihito Ito @PGI Tokyo

PS. Take an extra look at how the art piece to the right is mounted in the frame. It is called Float Mounting. It will show the entire art piece, including edges, and give you a good view of what paper the art is printed on. Conservational methods and materials are used for all Float Mounted frames and it is recommended for fine art prints. This method requires the most time as delicate techniques are used.

If you want to read more about Float mounting here is a link

xx // Anna

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Skies turn dark and the neon light will take advantage until dawn

February 14, 2017
with a smile on my face - check!

with a smile on my face – check!

Tokyo life is taking shape.

Settling in at the same time as the city is pulling you out from your comfort zone. 

Clear blue skies have hit me every morning behind the curtains, …for real?

Skies turn dark and the neon light will take advantage until dawn.

(Never ending) ‘to see’ list dominates the kitchen table.

A few checks are already there; multiple choices are confusing and eagerness is controlled.

Tradition meets politeness meets food bonanza meets lost in translation meets crazy costumes meets art en masse.

Northern light vs. neon light, time will tell.

I will share my honest impressions from the Tokyo art scene.

 

piQmo goes Tokyo w/ Anna