News｜KINJO held a bi-solo show, RIVERSIDE POCKET with Ryohei Otsuka
Apr. 3. 2021
“How do you think about street art?”
Japanese artist KINJO held a bi-solo show, RIVERSIDE POCKET with Ryohei Otsuka, and presented his artwork at ARAKAWA GARDENER 2,
display at riverside which seems also in response to what he wants to express about street art.
KINJO will have a first overseas solo show in GIN HUANG Gallery soon, please stay tuned ❗️
KINJO x Ryohei Otsuka
2021.03.28 - 2021.04.04
Location: ARAKAWA GARDENER 2 at Arakawa riverside
Open hours: 13:00 - sunset
***Please open hours depends on the weather, please follow the artist's Instagram***
As loving skateboarding, Japanese artist KINJO uses street graffiti elements as basement, combines abstractionism, impressionism, light and shadow elements to create different series of works, such as "Eyes Shining in the Dark", "Colorful Snake" and "Oatmeal package". The fuzzy contour and childlike lines show the artist's avant-garde creative style.
"From your own standpoint, relax and re-examine the long-pending problems."-KINJO
The “Eyes Shining in the Dark” series of works, which presented in an abstract style, are derived from KINJO’s childhood memories. When KINJO was a child, Grandparents often gave the artist some American or foreign goods that he had never seen before. These items impressed the artist. The "Eyes Shining in the Dark" series uses peculiar symbols and abstract concepts, through repetitive actions and colors on "drawing and covering" to reconcile each other. The skills make the image feel like shaking, as if memory is projected through the artwork. The series of works try to convey that everyone has a stage where they are quite concerned about the opinions from others. Yet when you try to face the viewpoints that you fear, you will find that you are not as fearful as you think. In the current era of tense environment, image pressure, and flood of public opinion, artists have also put forward a life philosophy such explosions information era: From your own standpoint, relax and re-examine the long-pending problems.