KINJO

  

SELECTED WORKS


KINJO

b.1990 



"From your own standpoint, relax and re-examine the long-pending problems." - KINJO


Japanese artist KINJO was born in Tokyo in 1990. His family origins in Okinawa. The artist grew up in Tokyo since childhood. As loving skateboarding, KINJO uses street graffiti elements as basement, combines abstractionism, impressionism, light and shadow elements to create different series of works, such as "Eyes Shining in the Dark", "Colorful Snake" and "Oatmeal package". The fuzzy contour and childlike lines show the artist's avant-garde creative style.


The artist is good at social observation. He notice that the number of exposures to corporate advertisements and product visuals flooded by various media far exceed opportunities to visit art exhibitions in his daily life. Based on the creation of the “cereal”, a rare western product in childhood memory, and developing the “cereal packaging” series. KINJO attempts to re-examine the relationship between prints, paintings, design and art in modern society.


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Japanese artist KINJO was born in 1990. His family in Okinawa. The artist grew up in Tokyo since childhood. As loving skateboarding, KINJO uses street graffiti elements as basement, combines abstractionism, impressionism, light and shadow elements to create different series of works, such as "Eyes Shining in the Dark", "Colorful Snake" and "Cereal package". The fuzzy contour and childlike lines show the artist's avant-garde creative style.


The artist is good at social observation. He notice that the number of exposures to corporate advertisements and product visuals flooded by various media far exceed opportunities to visit art exhibitions in his daily life. Serie "Cereal package" are derived from KINJO’s childhood memories. When KINJO was a child, Grandparents often gave the artist some American or foreign goods that he had never seen before. These items impressed the artist. Based on the creation of the “Cereal”, a rare western product in childhood memory, and developing the “Cereal Packaging” series. KINJO attempts to re-examine the relationship between prints, paintings, design and art in modern society.


"From your own standpoint, relax and re-examine the long-pending problems."-KINJO


The “Eyes Shining in the Dark” series of works, which presented in an abstract style, uses peculiar symbols and abstract concepts, through repetitive actions and colors on "drawing and covering" to reconcile each other. The skills make the image feel like shaking, as if memory is projected through the artwork. The series of works try to convey that everyone has a stage where they are quite concerned about the opinions from others. Yet when you try to face the viewpoints that you fear, you will find that you are not as fearful as you think. In the current era of tense environment, image pressure, and flood of public opinion, KINJO have also put forward a life philosophy such explosions information era: From your own standpoint, relax and re-examine the long-pending problems.


CV

2021

  • KINJO Solo Show: OVER THE BRIDGE, GIN HUANG Gallery, Taichung (07. 18 - 08. 28)
  • PEDDLER, Osaka (07. 01 - 07. 31)
  • Border (境界線), Osaka (04. 24 - 04. 30 )
  • Art Tainan 2021, GIN HUANG Gallery (03. 11 - 03. 14 )
  • Solo Show, GIN HUANG Gallery, Taichung
  • YAMBARU ART FESTIVAL (やんばるアートフェスティバル) 2020-2021, Okinawa (01. 23 - 02. 21)

2020

  • ARAKAWA GARDENDER, OIL by 美術手帖, Tokyo (11. 05 - 11. 18)
  • UNDER THE BRIDGE, PARCEL, Tokyo (09. 08 - 09.18)
  • Useless Knife, Caroline Diner, Tokyo (03. 07 - 03.15)


2008

  • Start creating artworks

INSTALLATION VIEWS

PRESS

Kinjo graphic
KINJO's first oversea solo show: OVER THE BRIDGE
KINJO solo show ARAKAWA GARDENER
Press|KINJO solo show「ARAKAWA GARDENER」
KINJO「UNDER THE BRIDGE」
Press|KINJO「UNDER THE BRIDGE」exihibition
Riverside pocket Arakawa gardener2 2021,3/28-4/4 KINJO, RyoheiOtsuka
Video|KINJO 'RIVERSIDE POCKET' video release
KINJO
Press|PARCEL JUNCTION
RIVERSIDE POCKET
KINJO x Ryohei Otsuka
News|KINJO held a bi-solo show, RIVERSIDE POCKET with Ryohei Otsuka
Girl Houyhnhnm
Press|Girl Houyhnhnm
FNMNL
FNMNL
SIDE CORE
News|SIDE CORE

EXHIBITION

KINJO SOLO SHOW:OVER THE BRIDGE

KINJO SOLO SHOW:OVER THE BRIDGE

WHAAAAAT'S 2021 / @Booth 838

WHAAAAAT'S 2021

ART TAINAN 2021

ART TAINAN 2021