GALLERY MoMo is pleased represent a group booth themed contemporary cityscape with works of Katsumi Hayakawa, Jaye Moon and Shinnosuke Yoshida at PLUSE MIAMI BEACH 2016.
The recent works of Katsumi Hayakawa are three-dimensional installations and wall works made out of paper and glue. The pieces are initially read as a whole - a pulsating arrangement of regular shapes and volume - then as an assemblage of individual components that make up the holistic sculpture, systems of patterns and motifs emerge from the collective.
Painstakingly handcrafted piece-by-piece, he play with the compositional idea of void vs. solid in the careful presentation of work. While examining the impression of architectural density, the pieces maintain the delicate nature of the material at hand.
Shinnosuke Yoshida represents both nature and the artificial, combining nature with manmade structures such as dams, revetments, and buildings. In his early works, Yoshida depicted peaceful nature against white walls. On the surface, the combination of nature and the artificial objects, conjured an image of coexistence. Yet, Yoshida remained constantly aware of the fact that environmental destruction is a negative aspect of humanity. Thus, encountering the consequences of human’s self-centered tendencies in nature induced a deep, candid response from the artist.
The works of Yoshida changed after the devastating earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Since then, Yoshida clearly depicts the image of a crisis that reminds many of the Japanese Tsunami because of what was experienced on the day of the earthquake. Employing the scene of disaster not only earthquake but also eructation, Yoshida attempts to show the relationship the city where we live and the nature that cannot be separated especially from Japan.
Jaye Moon's Lunchbox series, which we are going to represent at the booth, made out of Legos emphases the transformation of contemporary life style into an increasingly portable mode. The architecturally inspired sculptures reconstruct daily life in accordance with technological advancements and the place their situations in reality. Through the use of fluorescent plexiglas, the insides of the boxes appear to be lit up. However, there is no electronic equipment or artificial lighting present in Moon's work. The luminous effects create the illusion of artificial light.
Moon uses the luminous effect of the Plexiglas in the Mondrian Corner series as well. By incorporating Mondrian's grid of vertical and horizontal lines and primary colors with Legos, her corner pieces create architectural elements that simultaneously become part of the sculptures.