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Satoru Koizumi
  (Fri.) --4.25  (Sat.),  2015
11:00 --19:00 (Closed on Sunday and
  Monday & Public Holiday)

Reception 4.10 (Fri) 17:30 --19:30

Humans were alone in space


"Spectrum / Spectrum" 2015, W56 x D26.5 x H93cm, woodcarving, polychrome, resin


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

This time, Megumi Ogita Gallery will hold the third new sculpture exhibition by Satoru Koizumi, "Human was alone in space" since July 2012.
Born in 1983, Satoru Koizumi completed his sculpture specialization at Okinawa Prefectural University Graduate School in 2009 and is now based in Okinawa.
In recent years, he has sold out at famous art fairs such as Art Taipei and has expanded his activities around the world, and is one of the young sculptors who are expected to be more active in the future.

Koizumi has presented a figure that covers the skin of an animal like a costume by combining both with the motif of animals and humans.
The expression, which contains the cuteness of a pure innocent boy, also has a lonely and anxious expression.
In a highly civilized society, it sways between the wild instincts of human beings as animals, and overlaps with our appearance of trying to live in the present while hesitating. In addition, it is possible to get a glimpse of the modern people who swallow the current culture where "cuteness", which is also the inside out of immaturity and powerlessness, is evaluated, and dare to take "cuteness" in the wrong direction and wear it as a weapon. I can do it.
Koizumi paradoxically expresses the weight of the connection between nature, animals, human beings and society by expressing the modern situation that contains anxiety and loneliness through his works.

At this exhibition, we plan to present a total of three latest works, including a full-body image that we have been working on since 2013.
The latest work of the full-body image is based on the motif of Garuda, a sacred bird that appears in Indian mythology.
The concept of reincarnation, which constantly repeats life and death, is considered painful in Buddhism. Koizumi's strong and calm feelings toward the act of lonely production are included in it.

While modern society has benefited from the development of civilization, it has made it difficult to maintain humanity as a negative effect.
Koizumi is also one of the people who lives in the present age, which includes loneliness and desires a connection.
However, as the network of superficial connections has increased dramatically, the work created by facing loneliness head-on and placed in an environment surrounded by the rich nature of Okinawa is somewhat prehistoric in simplicity and vitality. It has the power to convey to our hearts who want to connect with people while being lonely.

Please look forward to Koizumi's new development, "Human was alone in space," a new development of Koizumi, who overlooks Tokyo and the world from Okinawa and continues to look at "being alone."

Satoru Koizumi (b.1983) graduated from MA Sculpture Course, Okinawa Art University.
Satoru is known for wooden sculpture of each child wearing animal costume.
The innocent face of child implies that as we grow older, we tend to lose what is endued among us.
Beyond simply lovely and warm, Animal Human series reflects a deeper question that we all need to ponder on.
In the industrialized society, fast pace and established regulations
make human hard to live in the way they wanted and start to forget or suppressed the real self.
In KOIZUMI's sculptures, he tries to remind us that “Wilderness is the source of life.”
He carves on camphor wood, making the texture naturally appear on human and animal skins.

In this solo exhibition, Satoru will release 3 of new works.
The latest whole body statue is inspired from Garuḍ a of Indian mythology.
The loop with many kinds of animal's hands evokes the transmigration of souls.
Don't miss Satouru's deepened creation.

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