Keiko Inoue, untitled, 2006
Keiko's work for the Match Box Friendship Wall and Match Box Gallery
I'm thinking about the Japanese identity that appeared by the result of experience and studying, especially, I pay attention to the problem of "Hobby" now. A lot of Japanese are good at following to the concept that has already been decided. The same thing can be said to the problem of the hobby. Many Japanese worry about the others eyes. We can't answer the hobby honestly because it is thought that the person's character and social skill are measured by one's own hobby. So, there are a lot of people who select the hobby by thinking about such an influence...
Then, I draw "the picture of the hobby"now. I am drawing "the picture of the hobby" though there is a person who is "painting as a hobby". Of course, I don't draw the picture by the hobby. The joke is included around that. But my consideration is included in such a joke. I am making a pop and clear surface. I want to express the criticism and the irony that exists on the 180-degree other side
Keiko Inoue, 2006
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