Yuichi Higashionna

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Not So Fixtured   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Yuichi Higashionna at Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th St. January 15th, 2011 - February 12th, 2011
Posted 2/6/11
The bridge that spans the divide between decoration and art, to the frustration of some, can often times be unstable. Yet it is within this expanse that Yuichi Higashionna operates, carving out a practice that incorporates painting, sculpture, and installation on equal footing. If one were seeking historical precedents for Higashionna’s practice one might point to the Bauhaus, or perhaps more accurately to the De Stijl movement, which took Modrian's paintings as a paragon, and sought to build a... [more]
Shiny Monsters and Cheap Plastic  
Yuichi Higashionna at Gallery EXIT November 5th, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Posted 12/12/10
The show marks the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong by the Japanese artist Yuichi Higashionna, featuring seven new works since 2008. Intrigued by the 'uncanny' feeling he gets from the everyday life and the dominant and ubiquitous 'fluorescent lamp culture' in Japan, Higashionna creates monster-like light sculptures from the Japanese circular fluorescent light tubes that are mesmerizing at first glance yet arouse a sense of awkwardness and distress when being viewed and stared repeatedly for... [more]
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