Open: 12: 00-18: 00
Closed days: Sundays, Mondays
My two-dimensional work focuses on the consumption of creativity in today's mass consumer society. While clothing and food are mass-produced, supplied, and sometimes discarded, we also mass-produce and discard creativity in order to encourage users to consume it. Historically, my paintings are part of the Pop Art lineage of collage and consumerism, such as the Merz paintings of Schwitters. Drawing on these precedents, I create paintings that defend the consumed creative against the backdrop of contemporary industrial and advertising relationships. I cite logos and characters that have been discarded by society or have become obsolete over time, and at the same time, I put barcodes in the foreground as contemporary icons of consumption, as an irony to the never-ending consumption of creativity. This irony and criticism is the mission of my work, and at the same time it is my statement to this age.
MU GALLERY will hold a solo exhibition of Hiroki Niim on the following dates.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
Saturday, March 7, 2022 - Saturday, March 21, 2022
Closed day: Sundays,Mondays
Contemporary art gallery in Tokyo
12: 00-18: 00
Regular holidays: Sundays, Mondays and public holidays
1-32-8 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002
TERRADA ART COMPLEX II 2F
11-minute walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line
"Tennoz Isle Station" Central Exit
8-minute walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line "Tennoz Isle Station" B Exit