charcoal on paper
73 x 48 cm
Meiro Koizumi (1976, Gunma, JP) often investigates his surroundings: Japan’s ritualistic culture and past events. As part of this process the painful reality hidden behind serene facades is revealed, opening up a new reality and possibilities for new ways of resolving the past in a way that can be understood on a global scale. "With an eraser, I deformed his face to disturb the sign that is fixated on it within the solid social structure." Shwowing the tension between appearance and inner-self, formal and expressive.