When the Tohoku Earthquake hit Fukushima city on the 11th of March 2011,
my base of operation was severely damaged and now due to the
continued threat from the nuclear power station we are all still in aserious situation.
After the earthquake disaster, continual aftershocks and growing
fears of the radiation, I was leftfeeling that my art was helpless.
Although I felt such feelings, days passed and I began to slowly draw again.
I have realized that drawing pictures causes me to think positively little by little.
It might be similar to getting peace by praying to God.
The realization of the fact that "my drawing is my prayer" made
me decide to hold this exhibition with my hope for reconstruction.
Please come and see my exhibition JUN KANEKO's white and black world
at the gallery COMMON. My new work is sad but also warm and includes my hopes.
I hope this small exhibition will be one of the parts that helps reconstruct my home town, Fukushima.
JUN KANEKO 1976-
JUN KANEKO 1976-
The peace which was bound in the face and body, cropped eyes and rips, shut in a birdcage and laboratory dishes…
At first glance the pieces seems death, but no such sense of pathos, we can feel just beaming life energy and rather warm.
Lame pieces born from his own roles and calculated contingency made the black consist of time and water use, and give us a limitless freedom to the sensibility of what you see. And probably the result of the experiment for freedom expanse that is his continues experimental work.
In the 2009-2010, his works are highly regarded 3cities around the world as a member of SHINGANIST organized by Mr. USUGROW.
In same year on May, it was elect to 12Emerging Artist.