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For overseas shipping, any number of brooches and magnets are uniformly 1,500 yen.
Size: 9.0 x 6.0 cm
Maneki-neko is Japanese traditional fortune charm. The cat brings good luck to the owner.
"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 the rugged and uncontrollable unbalanced atmosphere made of cardboard suits what I want to make, so I will continue to make sculptures with cardboard. I continue to do that.
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.
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 "Kazeburi 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.