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solo exhibition: “modern-classic” – shun kawakami at No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne

July 13, 2014

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solo exhibition:
“modern-classic” – shun kawakami
2014. 7/19 sat – 7/27 wed
at No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne, Australia.

credit :
supported by Backwoods Gallery & NO VANCY GALLERY
artist: shun kawakami

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That the art and design practices of Shun Kawakami are inextricably linked shouldn’t surprise those familiar with his work, for he is, more than anything, a visual communicator whom cares not to be defined by the one marker. Born in Fukagawa, Tokyo in 1977, Kawakami’s creative output spans art, design, video, music, installation and spatial interventions. His aesthetic language leans as heavily on negative space as it does the depiction of a particular subject. Through his masterful equilibrium of light and shade, the existent and non-existent appear to intertwine, neither fighting for nor hiding from distinction from the other, rather melding as a proclamation of artist’s poised state.

And it is in this balanced state that we find the translucency, the grain, the texture and the reflectivity of the ground material so crucial in forming the image as an object in itself.One immediately senses energies at play here, both real and imagined. The physicality of mark-making in the inclusion of calligraphic strokes and splatters of a liquid, albeit digital, hint at movements driven from Kawakami’s subconscious, at pace and perhaps even before our eyes, as if we are witnessing a transient moment.

These dream-like, organic subjects could be stills from a video – a fragment of a greater landscape that we are familiar with, but cannot place. In this way, there is a fleeting sense that Kawakami is provoking us through these singular marks of permanence by suggesting they are but one part of something much grander. In doing so he is manufacturing suspense in the drama of his much broader artistic practice.Yet, in complete contrast, these are settling works. They speak to us quietly, without urgency, instead inviting and encouraging the luxury that time spent will afford us when viewing them.

> Website (NO VANCY GALLERY)
http://no-vacancy.com.au/show/modern/

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shun kawakami, between art and design 展 at 代官山 蔦屋書店 daikanyama t-site

June 14, 2014

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small exhibition:

shun kawakami, between art and design 展
2014. 6/24 tue – 7/10 wed
at 代官山 蔦屋書店 daikanyama t-site

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supported by 代官山 蔦屋書店 daikanyama t-site
artist: shun kawakami

代官山蔦屋書(店内ギャラリースペース)にて、川上シュンのグラフィック作品展が行われます。水墨画、作庭、建築など日本独自の洗練された美的理念に回帰しながらも、現代のグラフィックデザインアプローチとの融合により生まれる美しさを追求し、伝統的手法により創られた特殊紙と、特殊印刷、そして、余白や間といった空間に、空気や風、温度や湿度、時の揺らぎを想像させる作品です。地は金沢の金箔の老舗「箔一」の職人の手により特殊制作された金箔および銀箔の紙や、松、桐、間伐材を原料とする樹紙、あるいは伝統的手法で漉かれた和紙などです。この特殊な紙の地を使用することで人為的でない掠れや経年劣化を美の要素としてとりいれ、「印刷作品でありながらも、無二なる唯一の表現」の追求をしています。今回の展示では、オリジナルアートとともに、パリ・ルーブル宮/フランス国立装飾美術館でのエキシビション用に制作されたアートブック及びポスターも展示販売されます。そして、川上シュンが代表を務めるデザインエージェンシー「artless Inc.」のブランディングやデザイン作品をまとめたポートフォリオも展示、無料配布されます。是非、お立ち寄りください。

展示/販売予定作品:
untitled Matsu: print on 金箔(額装) 750,000 JPY
bonsai: print on 銀箔(額装) 250,000 JPY
water fall: print on 銀箔(額装) 250,000 JPY
sakura: print on 銀箔(額装) 250,000 JPY
MA / poster arts & art books 25,000 JPY (Edition: 250)
Portfolio (artless Inc.) – A2 size 0 JPY (Free)

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Exhibition view:
photo by yuu kawakami

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untitled Matsu: print on 金箔(額装) 750,000 JPY
bonsai: print on 銀箔(額装) 250,000 JPY
water fall: print on 銀箔(額装) 250,000 JPY
sakura: print on 銀箔(額装) 250,000 JPY

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art box:

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MA / poster arts & art books
25,000 JPY

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happy new year 2014.

January 01, 2014


hello, 2014.

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Poster Art for HONDA “INSIGHT”

August 05, 2013

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Poster Art for HONDA “INSIGHT” 2013
artwork by shun kawakami, artless
callography by gen miyamura
client: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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Exhibition at HONDA AOYAMA SHOWROOM:

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artless store by artless

January 18, 2013

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artless store
(for art & design)
by artless Inc.

https://artless.stores.jp/

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