March 18 – April 16, 2010
Artist: Takashi Usui
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 18, 6-8PM
ISE Cultural Foundation presents the exhibition “Takashi Usui Recent works: Creature in the pink world” by the Japanese artist Takashi Usui at the front project space.
“The sexual instinct sways human existence and creates pain and ecstasy. Pain and ecstasy must exist together. It is this co-existence that makes the realization of each possible. Body and mind also live and let live. It is an unchangeable fact that the body is dying while the mind is growing.”
My work has progressed over time with these kinds of thoughts spinning through my mind.
Neon Pink is Heaven, Cheap Sex, Whirling Baby toy, Circus, Drag Queen, The house of Luis Barragan, Coney Island, Southeast Asia, Vibrator, Easter Bunny, The Star Festival, Magic mushroom…. Coarse and Sharp, sore and pleasant for eyes. Neon pink is always an exciting and special color for me. My work has evolved from Blood red to Neon pink since 2002. Since then, I feel that something is missing if I do not incorporate Neon Pink into my work.
This exhibition I am going to show the lives of unnamed creatures that secretly thrive in this Neon Pink world. Please enjoy peeping into their stealthy lives.
By Takashi Usui