Collection: Genta Honnoh

Introducing the brooches and magnets of Genta Honnoh, a sculptor whose main activity is "cardboard sculpture" in which cardboard is colored with acrylic paint. Each piece is carefully made from cardboard, but it has a soft wood-like texture. With the motif of animals, nature, and things that you often see in everyday life, it is full of animistic charm. We asked Mr. Honnoh about the process of production.

"I just want to make a big sculpture. If possible, don't spend too much money."
From around 2003, I started making sculptures with cardboard.
It started from "without spending money", but he made sculptures with cardboard because the rugged and uncontrollable unbalanced atmosphere made with cardboard matched what he wanted to make. He continue to do that.

Large sculptures have a limited space and take a long time to produce, so the price must be set high and not many can be sold.
The storage space for my work is getting filled up, but as I get more and more things I want to make, I'm going to make smaller ones, and eventually it's as small as a brooch. I arrived at the work.

I didn't think too much about it, but the brooch had the advantage of being able to wear the work and feel closer to it. Also, by attaching the magnet to a refrigerator in any home, you can feel the work closer to you.
Both brooch magnets are shaped with cardboard and painted with acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is water resistant when it dries, and since it is coated with plenty of acrylic paint, it will be messy even if it gets wet with a little rain.

Genta Honnoh 
Born in Hokkaido in 1978, lives in Kanagawa prefecture.
Since 2003, he has been focusing on delicate and rough "cardboard sculpture", which is molded from cardboard and colored with acrylic paint.
Held a large-scale solo exhibition at "Kazenosawa Museum" in Miyagi Prefecture in 2012 and "Funabashi Andersen Park Children's Museum" in Chiba Prefecture in 2015. He also participated in the performances of the theater groups "Furen Dance", "Shibusashirazu Orchestra", and "Emi Shirasaki & Tohogumazuri All Stars" as performing arts. He participated in the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2018 and the Setouchi International Art Festival 2019.
Received the "23rd Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award" special award in 2020.

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  • "Brooch Maneki-Neko"  Honnoh Genta
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  • "Brooch Mandrill" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Brooch Common Starling" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Brooch Tiger" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Brooch Blue-and-white Flycatcher" Kenta Honnoh | "Brooch Blue-and-white Flycatcher" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Brooch Black-naped Oriole" Kenta Honnoh | "Brooch Black-naped Oriole" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Brooch Cat" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Brooch Cat" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Magnet Lion Dance" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Magnet Maneki-Neko" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Magnet Daruma Doll" Genta Honnoh
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  • "Magnet Sun" Genta Honnoh
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