Is it possible that everyone houses a Puman?
Or is that a result of the recent global changes?
The process of creating is of great significance for Daijiro Hama (1984). Those who visited Asia Now in 2018 might have had the chance to see the massive cloud of daily works that were presented. Hundreds of small, canvas-paper studies, Daijiro’s inner world, put together on a wall.
This year we are thrilled to present his first solo show in Paris: Mutation.
In Mutation Daijiro introduces us to the developing character of Puman: a seemingly solitary (self) portrait. Puman represents a side of him that is closely connected to nature. Muku, as he likes to call it: the pure and unspoiled.
Moreover, looking into the spotless eyes of Puman we can find a part of ourselves. Is it possible that everyone houses a Puman? Or is that a result of the recent global changes? We have seen ourselves a lot lately…
We also see a Mutation in Daijiro’s recent technique. For his Paris exhibition he started using colour to emphasize the monochrome origin of his work.
Besides artworks on canvas, he also presents work on paper and a sculpture.
At last Mutation is loosely linked to the exhibition Mutant, taking place in Tokyo in June this year.
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