A COSMOLOGY FROM FOREST

AN EXHIBITION BY SATOSHI HIROSI
AUG 9 – SEPT 4, 2017
TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY, TOKYO

Satoshi Hirose elaborates on his longstanding experiences in foreign cultures and creates works that visualize them with common materials that embrace sensations of floating and clarity. Employing various media such as installation, performance, sculpture, photography, and drawing, he continues to present a unique worldview within which reality and memory intersect. 

Beans Cosmos 2015 © Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi

Hirose picks up things dissolved within our daily life and recomposes them like poems: such as in the “Sky” series in which he took photographs of sky on his actual travels; the “Night” series whereby he traveled in the image of photographic clippings from printed matters; and the “Beans Cosmos” series in which he encloses various materials such as pasta, maps, beans and gold in acrylic cubes. Conventional boundaries fluctuate by encountering different cultures and things just like the experience of traveling. Hirose’s work embraces this fresh existence acquired by the deterritorialized imagination.

Untitled 1992 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi

At the core of his practice lies the uncertainty and ambiguity of all things. By inviting viewers to experience the conversion of aesthetic standards and the fragility of reality that occurs when the familiar is repositioned in another context through sensory experiences, his work tells us that all things in the world are constantly changing.

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