4.22.2009

sneak peak...

here is a little sneak peak for my solo exhibition, " hello and goodbye," which is happening on the 9th of may at lebasse projects in los angeles.

for this particular show "hello and goodbye" i focused on and created a series of work which is based on the cycle of connection/disconnection that i have experienced and shared with others.

i left my home town toba, Japan when i was 15 and this separation eventually helped me to connect to my family ona deeper level.
also being away from my culture and its tradition made realized how special and meaningful they were to me.

there are times when separation helps me to connect - to grow and understand myself better, and there are situations when attachments make me feel powerless and weak...
this balance and the conflict between connection and disconnection fascinates me.
over all i believe that we strive for connections that refine our abilityto understand ourselves better.

i know this isn't the final form of my work but it is in process and in progress for something greater.
so for now i will keep on moving forward.


after glow, mixed media on board

8 comments:

ddokbaro said...

breathtaking, yoskay. one of my new favorite pieces from you. g'luck on the 9th, but i'm sure you won't need it.

scott belcastro said...

P......P...

jemappellekat said...

At a loss for wards...

aramas said...

this is really stunning, im really looking forward to seeing you explore the idea of connection/disconnection. And if this piece is anything to go by its going to be an awesome show!

Anonymous said...

Yoskay, this is absolutely beautiful

NEB5

JShea9 said...

best of luck my friend........

you could not of picked a better day to
unveil your new work.........

MARILLA said...

(T__T)..いいね〜まてないよ。。

nino benito said...

absolutely stunning. the colors are amazing.