No Bread, No Life, 2018
Shoin Jinja Life, 2018
[Re] View of Shoin Jinja Shrine, 2018
I was invited by BY&BY, Tokyo to exhibit work in their cafe/bar. Agreeing to showcase a bespoke project, the brief was to celebrate the surrounding area of Shoin Jinja shrine, where BY&BY is located.
The result is a series of works collectively titled "Outside in". As a foreigner staying in Tokyo, I chose to metaphorically highlight some of Japan's eccentricities, referencing locations around Shoin Jinja.
Some of the ideas conveyed relate to modernity juxtaposed with tradition, the structure of Japanese society, pop culture, technology and lastly the idea of being gaikokujin (outsider) observing Japanese life.
The exhibition is running for the month of July '18 at BY&BY in Setagaya, Tokyo.