La Scatola is delighted to announce “BEHIND THE OBJECT” a Kinetic show with artists Kentaro Yamada and Ronin Cho.
Kentaro Yamada and Ronin Cho are involved in the crafting of technological materials to articulate certain ideas and experiences. Though they deal with different subject matters, both artists are conscious of how the properties of the medium can enhance shared communication and experience of the works. This approach to technology intends to question the ways in which we read artworks in general, how we create division between meanings of art and life. The cultural background of these artists places value in the meaning that can be found in the everyday – perhaps in a series of actions, a ceremony, or a moment. It is when artworks have a relationship with real life that they operate best, involving the viewer in a physical experience with the work of art that utilises all of our senses.
“We cannot escape from meanings. I am learning to be playful with meanings.” Kentaro Yamada.
“Through my work I aim to challenge the audience to interpret an idea by accepting the fact that
not everyone thinks as they do.” Ronin Cho
For La Scatola Gallery Yamada will present a large-scale light installation and a series of prints relating to the recent Tsunami crisis in Japan. Some proceeds from these prints will be donated to Japan Tsunami relief funds. They both deals with a subject of Life and Death and relationship to everyday.
Weight of Unseen’ is a result of Ronin’s investigation on contemporary life style. Our dependency on unseen system is becoming more superior. And this broken balance seems so natural. The artist is questioning on where sincerity is in this ever most accessible world.
Kentaro Yamada was born in Japan, lives and works in London. Ronin Cho was born in Busan South Corea, lives and works in London. Ronin is exhibiting his works for the first time at La Scatola Gallery.