Yuken Teruya

照屋勇健

照屋勇健は、日常的にありふれたものを素材に、それらに手を加え、その様相を変容させることで現代社会の様々な問題をあぶりだす作品を手掛ける。着物、宅配ピザの箱、新聞記事などが、超絶的な技法によって別の意味を帯びた存在に転化される。堂島リバーフォーラムでは、マクドナルドの紙袋の表面を樹木の形状に切り抜き、袋の内側に一幅の自然の風景を表現した作品を展示する。

Yuken Teruya manipulates everyday objects, transforming their meanings to reflect on contemporary society and culture. Central features of his works include the idea of metamorphosis, and the subversion of expectations or traditional meanings. Using a variety of materials and media — from kimonos, to pizza boxes, newspaper articles, shopping bags and paper-cuttings — Teruya frequently creates meticulous and intricate art works, small and enchanting worlds, which relate to broader concerns. Teruya’s works explore issues such as the growing consumerism of contemporary society, depleting natural resources and other problems associated with globalism, including the threat it poses to localised cultural traditions and identities.

告知 ― 森
Notice – Forest
2005 (2015)
Set of 5 paper bags (wooden stage)
Courtesy: Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

Photo:Keizo Kioku