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Neo Japan: Pop Art Explored

Neo Japan: Pop Art Explored


Neo Japan: Pop Art Explored

From 2 – 8 August 2023, Neo Japan: Pop Art Explored - a colourful exhibition showcasing contemporary works by Japanese artists, will be on view at Artspace@Helutrans.

Neo Japan: Pop Art Explored is conceived under Onfinitive project, led by the founder Chloe Chiu and curator Kutsuna Miwa. The exhibition will feature over 60 works by both emerging and established Japanese contemporary artists.

“NIJIGEN”, a Japanese word that translates to “two dimensional”, is the aesthetic theme that unites the exhibition as it celebrates various flattened forms that has a distinctive influence from Japan’s innovative industry of games, animation, fashion and design. This phenomenon, known as “Nijigen-ha” (or “two-dimensional trend”) has been responsible for creating great attention in the realm of modern and contemporary art in Japan.

Panda & Panda Cubs, by Takashi Murakami, 2015, Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on aluminum frame. Courtesy of Onfinitive Project and Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Such visual notion is illustrated in the iconic works of Takashi Murakami and Yoshimoto Nara, where both of the renowned artist’s paintings and paper works will also be part of this much-anticipated exhibition.

Blue Photograph, by Mr., 2015, Acrylic and pencil on cotton. Courtesy of Onfinitive Project and Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Alongside these prominent names, 12 of the most promising up-and-coming Japanese artists have been thoughtfully selected by both Ms Chiu and Ms Miwa. The emerging artists’ names include BYNAM, Masato Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Mori, Kojiro Matsumoto, Rooo Lou and Hiromi. These artists’ works have been specially commissioned for their Singapore debut, marking their first exhibition in this region.

Still on the way / There you are, by Hiromi, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, lame flake. Courtesy of Onfinitive Project and artist Hiromi

“By bringing these young Japanese artists to Singapore and positioning them next to well-established names, we allow them to take their place at the forefront of the NIJIGEN-HA movement as well as gain access to the dynamic Singapore market,” explains Chloe Chiu.

Don’t miss this luxurious exhibition featuring the best contemporary works by these Japanese artists!

Exhibition Period: 2 - 8 August 2023

Address: Artspace@Helutrans | 39 Keppel Road, #01-05 Distripark, Singapore 089065

Opening Hours: 10 am - 6 pm daily, except on opening day 2nd August: 3 pm - 8.30 pm.

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