Oral Floral April 18th, 2017
*featured image: ‘Where We Feast’, 4’x 5′, Latex Paint, Resin, Acrylic, Flowers, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kent Yoshimura – Solo Exhibition – ‘Oral Floral’
May 6th – June 3, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 2017; 6 -10pm
Closing: Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Jai & Jai Gallery is pleased to present ‘Oral Floral,’ a solo exhibition by Kent Yoshimura with an opening reception on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.
In the artist’s first solo show with Jai & Jai Gallery, Kent Yoshimura presents new works that play with the “elusive complexities of our thoughts and desires.” By organizing the space in a circular flow, the viewer observes a curated narrative through different mediums ranging from delicate sculptures to large-scale acrylic resin paintings. Kent expresses that “art is an extremely concentrated process of analyzing depth in all experiences and choosing what to include or exclude.”
Primarily known for his public art installations and recently appointed as a reserve muralist for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Kent transforms the Jai & Jai gallery into an experiential exhibition space as he delves into the “superficiality and the preservation of transient feelings”.Capture a glimpse of Kent’s personal interpretations of the human psyche as he confines his works into a private space.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Kent Yoshimura – Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1988 and raised in Los Angeles, Kent Yoshimura explores novel experiences through creative engagement. While focusing on a bachelor of science in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego, he competed internationally in a variety of martial arts with his team at International Self Defense, fighting alongside MuayThai champions in Thailand and training Judo with Olympic medalists at the Kodokan and the Japanese royal guards inside the Imperial Palace.
Throughout his professional career, Kent has directed content for global brands such as McDonald’s, Lego, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, AT&T, Benjamin Moore, Ford, and many others. As an artist, he illustrated Master Davey and The Magic Tea House, which was released worldwide at all Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations, and his illustration Lion Lake Lyin’ can be seen alongside artists such as Brian Selznick, Mo Willems, and Ezra Jack Keats traveling across children’s museums. Most recently, Kent was featured on NBC for his large-scale public art pieces.
In July 2016, Kent painted the largest mural in Shanghai, which spans 1820SQFT over the entirety of three stories.
“Regardless of who I am creating for or what I am creating, I hope the art allows people to carefully look inwards.”
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Jai & Jai Gallery, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 2012 by sisters, Jomjai and Jaitip. Jai & Jai Gallery focuses on maintaining a trans-disciplinary program by working with and exhibiting the works of both emerging and contemporary architects & artists. Alongside curated exhibitions of relevant, contemporary work, the undercurrent mission of Jai & Jai Gallery is to engage in and cultivate discussions that lie within the intersection of art and architecture. The fresh perspectives of the gallery exhibitors reveal disparate influences and practices but share a common affinity for pushing the boundaries of theory, fabrication, and representation through art, architecture, and design.
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