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Satoru Koizumi
  (Fri.) --28  (Sat.),  2012
Reception 7.6 (Fri) 17:30 --19:30



"Mountains and Deserts" (part) 2012, 81 x 26.5 x 32.5cm, camphor tree, resin, pigment


MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY Ginza Otsuka Building B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY B1 2-16-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Born in 1983, Satoru Koizumi completed the sculpture specialization at the Graduate School of Okinawa Prefectural University in 2009, and continues to create figures that exist in the epidermis of animals using camphor tree as a material. In his first solo exhibition "Relation" at Showcase in 2010, he expressed the slightly uneasy facial expressions of modern people who are losing their wild instincts with a head image of animals and human faces. The works in the series have been presented at numerous American and Asian art fairs and are attracting attention. In this exhibition, we will present about 7 new wood sculptures, including works from a new series of busts.

"The shadows that move everywhere look at me.
As civilization develops and life changes, the animal-like bodily sensations and the sense of being part of nature gradually diminish. In response to that, "I want to exist as a part of nature" that increases in inverse proportion
thought. Anxiety that rises from the bottom. The potential willingness to belong to the soil grows rapidly,
That consciousness is reflected in the shadow of the animal that hides its instinct and appears to me.
And the shadow and me, the subconscious and the manifest consciousness influence each other like a parent and child. 』\

At first glance, Koizumi expresses the wild through works that look like cute figures in costumes. The wildness that human beings who have lived with nature lose due to high civilization is the source of life and can be said to be living itself. However, the civilization and progress pursued as one of the means of living can be said to be the opposite of losing the joy of living.

Koizumi expresses the image of a modern human being wandering between the direction he consciously seeks and the direction he potentially desires, in the form of a ephemeral and beautiful immature person. From the work, you can feel the powerful reality that goes beyond mere loveliness, and it makes you think again about the creature of human beings. Please look forward to Satoru Koizumi's "Opposite".

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