We all have a toy that we treated as a close friend when we were little. As time passing by, the memory gradually faded away. When the past started to flashback, even just an alike reflection can awake those old time when we were innocent.
"Have Fun Together" Gallery Collection is from contemporary art master Jean-Michel Basquiat, three major Japanese artists Yoshitomo Nara, Yayoi Kusama, Murakami Takashi. One of most popular street artists Kaws. Combine both romantic and sharp Russian young artist Anna Berezovskaya. The works are presented in the form of oil painting, sketching, sculpture, figure, etc. Through the diverse media, creative techniques and styles can sneak a peek at contemporary outstanding artists. Moreover, realizing the creative elements and background of the works allow viewer more intimate to what the artists trying to express and resonate with a certain period in the viewer’s life. The pure you intuit on works make people say unconsciously to others: "Hey! Let's have fun together!”.
Who hadn’t used their way to proved his or her values when they were dazed and confused young? Injecting social issues and turning tile into the canvas, Street Art is not only reflect current events but mirror the life appearance of lower social class. The work is crossover by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Contemporary Art master who well-known for Street Art, and Be@rbrick whose works are famous in trendy fashion. Not just wild and uninhibited, there are numerous elements in Basquiat’s graffiti and deepen the profound of the content. Adorable looks from Be@rbrick soften the street boorish spirit. The work corporated from Basquiat and Be@rbrick seems like a bear who just traveled the world and now spinning the yarn about what he meet through the streets. Also comes from Street Art, even before almost twenty years ago in trendy fashion or nowadays art market, Kaws’s works can always strike a chord. 2018 new series ”BFF” series are made by Vinyl. Combine with cross eyes and bold colors, the skull reduce the sensation of gloomy. Three different colours system reconcile a lively and vibrant atmosphere and demonstrate Kaws’s high acuity on colour. The series “Companion” first appeared in 1999. So far, many different series have been published. The latest set is different from the previous works with single image. "Together" is a pair for two Companion dolls hug together. Reviewing all the series, Companion is like its own growth process, from developing several looks until now, eventually met a person who know and cherish each other. Street trend never disappeared from our life. When the river rise, the boat goes up too. Nowadays, besides the reputation, Kaws and Be@rbrick have another emotion inside the heart of middle-aged. Several years ago, while first encounter the dolls, the people at middle age were still in adolescence. From then to now, from young to getting old, seeing the most insane things at their blooming memories turn the clock back to youth years.
Artists convey their insights through different styles and techniques. The little girl under Yoshitomo Nara's paintbrush has a real feeling of the world, the emotions are unobtrusive and can also be negative. Yet they can always touch the softest place in the viewer's heart. Different from the little girl, Aomori Ken’s gentle expression and the simple curve warm the messy environment around. For Yayoi Kusama, pumpkin represents a nostalgic. As a power, classic works- dot on pumpkins are combining Kusama’s eye defect with her homesick and become one of the most famous art-piece in the world. Under the artist's creation, pumpkin has an elegant charisma. Not only for Kusama, the memory of childhood has transformed into a power and accompany artist as well as viewer to overcome their difficulties. Takashi Murakami's works integrate comics, video games and cartoons to try to reflect the characteristics of Japanese, the ridiculous of youth in the current era, and the absurdity of the Internet generation. The artist uses Mickey Mouse as a model and integrates his own creations. It becomes Takashi Murakami’s famous work “Mr.Dob”, the incarnation of Murakami in his artworks. Anna Berezovskaya’s new exhibition has significantly changed on the creative style. The visual effect combines with the dark fairy tale and sweet style intent to reveal the illusion which built perfect appearance by society, and trying to convey one truth that happiness is actually very simple.
“Even a passing moment has its fertile past.” ——Wisława Szymborska ”No Title Required“
When growing up, people thought they have lost their innocence, but ignoring the experience will not disappear so easily. Hot summer in 2018, GIN HUANG Gallery through “ Have Fun Together” not only sneak a peek at Contemporary Art, but try to use every artists unique expressions to make audience re-examine theirselves and resonate with their process of growth. The artists attempt remind the viewer that the growth is not the loss of childlikeness, and implies that through keeping a child in heart is easier to clarify the problem. Furthermore, it’s more desirable to embody the aesthetic concept that the artist intends to convey.