Opening Reception: 10.04, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

この度、ホワイトストーン・ギャラリー銀座新館では、渡辺おさむ個展『虚飾-Vanity of vanities-』を開催いたします。スイーツ・デコをアートに昇華させたことで知られる渡辺おさむ。たっぷりのホイップクリームに、色とりどりのフルーツをデコレーションしたドクロ、印象派の名画、鹿の剥製、など一見、愛らしい作品たちも、集合体として空間を占拠するや否やグロテスクな形相を呈し始めます。過剰なまでにデコレーションされた数々のモチーフは、現代人の虚栄心を投影しているともいえましょう。今展では「虚飾」をテーマに展示を構成。旧約聖書の言葉も引用し、スイーツによる新たな「Vanitas」を表現します。是非ご高覧を賜りますよう、ご案内申し上げます。

Ginza New Gallery


6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)3 3574 6161

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Monday

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Since 2000, Osamu Watanabe has been working in the field of "Fake Cream Art" which he defines as a new genre that makes full use of fake food to create decorative, edible-looking treats on various motifs. His mother used to teach at a confectionary school which has inspired all things sweet since his childhood. With a pastry bag as his paintbrush, the combination of artificial food and fine art enables him to create long-lasting pieces that transform the familiar into a brand-new context. He has transformed famous masterpieces (Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Kano Eitoku) into delectable reproductions using modeling paste and wax. Other tasteful renditions include animal sculptures, Greek sculptures, landscape paintings, and world heritage sites. Watanabe's works have appeared on television, exhibitions at department stores, along with collaborations in animations, and beauty salons, making him accessible to people who are unfamiliar with the art.