Odd One Out are proud to present 'Feathers and fur', the first public exhibition of art in Hong Kong for Kyoko Imazu.
'Feathers and furs' will be showing from the 21st of November to the 15th of December with an opening reception with the artist in attendance on November 21st from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Kyoko is a Japanese artist who has found herself residing in Melbourne, Australia since 2002 where she works on multiple mediums including etching and aquatint print creating some of the most unique and interesting pieces found in the medium.
ODD ONE OUT found Kyoko's work while on a trip to Kyoko's current of home of Melbourne on an art exploration trip and was instantly drawn to her work and was thrilled when Kyoko accepted her offer to fly out to Hong Kong for the opening of this exhibition. Although not her first time exhibiting internationally, she is excited about showing her art in Hong Kong because she has heard and seen many things about the burgeoning art scene and looks forward to getting amongst it.
As a child, Kyoko drew animals like rabbits, rats, cats and birds for her mother. These choice of subjects have carried over into her current work and animals continue to dominate her art practice. Her works on paper are inspired by Japanese folklore, museum taxidermy collections as well as her cat Rachel. Although her work recalls elements of from tales told to her as a child, she prefers to keep the narratives open and ambiguous so that people can make up their own stories. In the same sense that Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are' created a virtual universe in the space of just 300 words, Kyoko's pieces allows a viewer to let their imagination run free.
Although once under valued as an art form, Kyoko's skills in etching along with her creative vision truly exemplifies what is possible using these creative mediums. Artists like Kyoko are leading a movement which sees printing being judged on the same merits as more 'traditional' mediums.
'Feathers and Fur' is running from the 21st of November until the 15th of December at the ODD ONE OUT gallery. Hidden away in the back streets of Wan Chai just off the very trendy St Francis Street area, ODD ONE OUT offers an exquisite range of 'affordable art' in the form of limited run screenprints, woodcut prints and homewares which have been handcrafted by the artists. The opening on the 21st starts at 6pm and Kyoko and ODD ONE OUT would love to see you there!
Gallery hours are 12:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday - Sunday
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