three is the artist unit with 3 members who came from Fukushima. They are known for their three-dimensional works and huge installation using numerous articles of taste like fish-shaped plastic soy sauce dispenser, character figures from cartoon, animation, and video game. They focus on "volume production/mass consumption" and "identity”, incorporating factors like “self”, “others”, “perception”, and “recognition” to emphasize the contrast between different phases such as physical/digital, two- /three-dimension.
Thousands of figures dissolved and melted by heat lose their original true nature like “personality” and “attribution”. Instead, they are reduced to sheer materiality of “color” and “weights” as if they represented the world of internet which brimmed with miscellaneous information, or the situation of contemporary society in which the course of identity is unclear. three's works visualize unsettling aspects of current society raising radical questions about "Who am I?” and “what is reality?”
In this exhibition, visitors will be able to see three's works spanning more than 10 years, from three-dimensional works in which a large number of figures are melted and reconstructed, two-dimensional works that imitate the screens of various devices of TVs, PCs, and tablets, to creations in which figures are contained in the devices themselves and inspired by manga and other media, as well as a new series that the artist has been working on recently.