Date: October 19 – November 2, 2018
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Venue: Roppongi Hills, 6-10-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
We are pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Ahhi Choi at Roppongi-hills branch of OKANO, Japanese traditional Hakata-ori textile company founded in 1897. With collaboration of tradition and contemporary art as theme, not only organic patterned kimono sashes developed from seven sorts of Choi’s original, but also brand-new paintings will be displayed and in deal.
Opening reception will be held on Oct. 19th (Fri.), from 18:00 to 20:00. Reservation is not required. Please feel free to stop by the venue. We are very looking forward to welcoming you.
Born in Hyogo-prefecture in 1983. The evaluation of Choi has increased ever since his exhibit in New York in 2014, and this triggered him to be active internationally. Choi, who was passionate about skateboarding during his teenage years, produces unique abstract paintings that somehow enable us to feel graffiti art. The artist traces his deep impression to his paintings to what he felt from several phenomena, like from mother nature, and simply follows the inspiration he learned from skateboarding in terms of its free style. He also receives high praise as a shoe designer and displays his artistic talent in various fields. In this exhibition, circa 20 works from his recent productions will be shown.