2018

08.02 —01.02 Gino Saccone Kenichi Ogawa Art Rotterdam 2018

SEBASTIAN JEFFORD, SUCHAN KINOSHITA, GINO SACCONE, KENICHI OGAWA

Sebastian Jefford (1990, Swansea, Wales. Lives and works in London)) studied at Royal Academy (London) and exhibit with Gianni Manhatten (March 2018) in Vienna and at V22 in London. Through an assemblage of objects, video and image, Sebastian Jefford produces sculptural installations. Jefford weaves in his work images from different times and plays with personal and collective identities and stories. Taking his subjects literally brings out the details of his work to the point absurdity.

Gino Saccone (Jersey, C.I. 1979. Lives and works in London) made a big impression with his tapestries before.  He is now focusing more on figurative elements, and presents mainly funky watercolors. You may expect among others his: Architecture sings Methodist, Scarecrow finds the capital and his No Saxofone paintings.

 

Or, it could be compared with a loincloth made of ropes for a primitive person. I made this underpants work imagining it would, when installed as a public art in front of the Hilton hotel, break some of the social rules, creating, even for a fleeting moment, a sense of freedom. It is a representation of something that is used to hide a certain thing. Shifting a social way to look at things has a potential to destroy existing words and create new ones.

I think that it is important for any artist to feel the essence of an everyday event and make it into an artwork. The impetus, or the driving force behind my ceramic works is the same thing — it is emotions in every day life that cannot be expressed through words.

 

CV Kenichi Ogawa