Following the receipt of the prestigious contemporary art award in Japan, Vision of Contemporary Art (VOCA), Yuichi Hirako opens a solo exhibition of new works in The Drawing Room.
The exhibition will survey current major works of Yuichi Hirako whose general practice encompasses painting, sculpture and performance. Along with large-scale paintings, installative collages of other pieces and sculptures, The Thick Forest will debut his series of drawings as well.
Hirako’s oeuvre primarily examines discussions on man and nature. The imagery wrought from his anthropological inquiries and personal experiences is achieved through an organic, intuitive style akin to the dynamic characteristic of this vacillating relationship. The Thick Forest contains nuances of domesticity and its tensions in making-home artificially alongside certain natural growths spaces on the threshold. The works for this exhibition reveals Hirako’s recent junctures in portraiture. Made out of anthropomorphic plants and plant-like human figures, his iconography of characters recently accommodates entities that are more compelling as Hirako employs gestures, vibes and elements that connote subjects posing.