Rosenfeld Porcini is pleased to announce ‘A Mirage of Ruins’, Japanese artist Keita Miyazaki’s first solo show in the gallery. Featuring Miyazaki’s latest works, ‘A Mirage of Ruins’ displays the development of his language while revealing the increasing visual complexity of his practice. Contemporaneously to our exhibition, a selection of sculptures by Miyazaki will be part of ‘Childhood | Another Banana Day for the Dream Fish’ at Palais de Tokyo in Paris from 21st June to 9th September.
Utopia and Dystopia coalesce in the practice of Keita Miyazaki, a witness of the unmitigated destruction
caused by the nuclear meltdown after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. Aligned
with the front of artists that re-utilize discarded elements of our industrialized world to question the twentieth century obsessions which propelled the materialistic drive of so many of the world’s economies, he has forged his own individual path, buttressed by an aesthetic which amalgamates both Western and Oriental influences.
Miyazaki’s sculptures and installations feature materials whose combination suggests an original and unfamiliar visual language. Discarded car engine components are welded together conjuring figures resembling exotic vegetation on an undiscovered planet. These are then married to richly colored folded paper shapes and sewn felt, fashioning sculptures of beguiling contradiction and unique aesthetic intrigue that appear at once automated yet also natural in their organic feature. Coherent to the artistic legacy of his country, the kaleidoscopic floral forms are crafted in traditional Japanese techniques. Through the juxtaposition of a hard, metallic edge with vividly colored, delicate origami, these unconventional hybrids escape formal paradigms, rather evoking a sense of post-apocalyptic reconciliation.
Keita Miyazaki (*1983; Tokyo, Japan) lives and works between Tokyo and London. Miyazaki studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2013-2015) and at the Royal College of Art, UK (2011- 2013). He also completed a PhD in craft metal casting in Tokyo. During the summer 2017 Miyazaki was the selected Artist in of the Vannucci Artist Residency in Città della Pieve (Italy). His work has been presented in numerous shows in UK and Japan, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Daiwa Foundation in London. In 2015 a monumental work by Miyazaki was selected for Sculpture in the City exhibition in London. His works were presented in the exhibition ‘After the Deluge’, at Palazzo Sant’Apollonia during the Venice Biennale 2017. His’s work forms part of numerous private collections in the UK, Japan, USA, Switzerland and UAE. Museum and corporate collections include; Daiwa Foundation, Mori Arts Centre Japan, Aoyama Spiral Hall Japan, Ogi Kankou Ltd, Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture Japan, Mortimer Collection London. Miyazaki will present his works at the Palais De Tokyo in June 2018 as part of the exhibition ‘Childhood | Another Banana Day for the Dream Fish’.
redazione Roma giugno 2018