@shohei_otomo by director @a.h.mitchell. More videos on event page ⤴️
ORA ORA by @shohei_otomo opens Friday at @backwoods.gallery. ❄️🌈
@angiepai is opening her next solo exhibition : Gravity of Thought. At @metro_gallery this week. Check metro and Angie’s feed for more. ❤️
@imaiyusk and @dantehoroiwa, Backwoods next year. ⚫
To request an ‘ORA ORA’ by @shohei_otomo exhibition catalogue, email: email@example.com ⚡️ limited originals and prints available.
Bong. ballpoint pen marker on muse board. By @shohei_otomo. ORA ORA by Shohei Otomo opens 24th Nov at Backwoods.
ORA ORA by @shohei_otomo opens 24th Nov at Backwoods.
Dear Teacher🌹 - ballpoint pen on muse board. ORA ORA by @shohei_otomo opens 24th.
Japanese culture is engaged in an ongoing battle against two opponents; it’s youth and the West. Like a colossal Sumo wrestler with expert cultural judo, by using its opponents own weight as a weapon, Japan somehow keeps the fight in equilibrium. It rolls with each blow, assimilates culture, pushes back with its own creations and always finds balance. The Japanese phrase 'ORA ORA' has no direct English translation. It’s a threat or battle-cry, commonly used by Japanese low-lives and thugs. Recently, the phrase has also found itself used in Manga as the onomatopoeia for exertion while punching or kicking someone repeatedly, with ironic undertones. 'ORA ORA' is a deceptively complicated phrase and a fitting title for this exhibition. Like everything that Shohei does, his choice of title has a layered meaning that elegantly ties into show’s central theme. On the macro level, Japans cultural dynamic with the West can seem fluid. It has, after all, been going on for centuries. However, on the smaller scale, for Japanese individuals, this dynamic often results in a conflicting sense of cultural identity. Irreconcilably different aesthetics and contradictory philosophies occupy the Japanese consciousness; Tea ceremonies and vending machines, Buddhism and consumerism, Zen simplicity and a frenetic mess of logos. All vying for positions in the Japanese psyche. The resulting tension and its social implications thematically lie at the core of this exhibition. Read the full essay by @a.h.mitchell at www.backwoods.gallery. ORA ORA by @shohei_otomo opens on the 24th.
「六六六」by @shohei_otomo ORA ORA opens 24th Nov at Backwoods Gallery.
@vividdeams and @mik_shida ⚡️⚡️⚡️ organised by @deansunshine
@lushsuxatgraffiti is @lushsux graff account. For everyone who bitches about memes & not having their bias confirmed.
@sutueatsflies. The UPSIDE DOWN 😱 @strangerthingstv VR painting. Made in @tiltbrush - Theme song remixed by C418 #sutu #sutueatsflies #virtualreality #vrpainting #tiltbrush #strangerthings #strangerthings2 #theupsidedown
The catalogue for ‘ORA ORA’ by @shohei_otomo will be available soon ⚡️ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy ✌️Img: ‘Samurai‘ ballpoint pen on Muse Board.