Candy, Yuichi Higashionna Installations on the streets

ⓒYuichi Higashionna, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates Exhibition View: Solo Exhibition "Yuichi Higashionna/FL", CALM&PUNK GALLERY, Tokyo, 2012

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4/25 10:00 ~ 4/26 18:00
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
[Participation fee]
This candy is like a mirror ball or a dream-weaving spinning wheel that slowly and sweetly captures our heart by revolving endlessly. It’s getting bolstered as the eternal dream, hope and desire is enlarged.


Yuichi Higashionna

Artist. Born and lives in Tokyo. From the beginning of the 1990s, Higashionna has tried to visualize the weirdness and its uncomfortable feeling that are hidden behind “fancy objects” found around us, using ordinary and kitsch materials. For the past few years, he has been creating works with the wallpapers of striped or camouflaged pattern in his unique approach, by which he means to question the recognition of “seeing” by transformation of the space. His most important works are the chandelier series with florescent lights which has become the icon of COMME des GARÇONS Aoyama, as well as the FL (flowers) series in which artificial flowers and chains are stenciled with lacquer spray. Currently Higashionna's solo exhibition is being held for the second time in Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, in which his new series is featured.