Shun Art Gallery · Shanghai
熏依社画廊荣幸宣布为日本艺术家井口真吾在上海空间举行个展 「形、色与看不见的世界」，此次展览为井口真吾在中国的首次个展览。作为漫画家的井口真吾，于1984年以漫画角色“Z CHAN”的世界为基础，发起“Z计划”，探索角色在虚拟世界的可能性，通过漫画、绘本、诗歌、绘画、表演、音乐等形式呈现了充满哲学暗示、折叠了三个时空的世界。
Shun Art Gallery is honored to announce the solo exhibition "The Invisible World" for Japanese artist Shingo Iguchi in our Shanghai space. This exhibition is Shingo Iguchi's first solo exhibition in China. As a cartoonist, Iguchi Shingo launched the "Z Project" in 1984 based on the world of the comic character "Z CHAN" to explore the possibilities of characters in the virtual world through comics, picture books, poetry, paintings, performances, music, etc., which present a world full of philosophical implications that folds three times and spaces.布上丙烯，岩彩 Acrylics on Canvas, Mineral Pigments井口悉心编织了一张有趣的故事框架，以及一连串神秘的符号。以尖帽子和眼罩为标志的Z CHAN出生在LOTUS HEAVEN（梦境世界），没有父母，没有记忆，和墙洞里的蓝老鼠一起生活。ROSE出生于ROSE HEAVEN（现实世界）的富裕家庭，热爱购物。一天迷失在森林中的她，被KATO君带去了LOTUS HEAVEN.....
Iguchi carefully weaves an interesting story frame and a series of mysterious symbols. Z CHAN, whose symbol is a pointed hat and eye patch, was born in LOTUS HEAVEN (dream world), without parents and no memory, and lived with the blue mouse in the hole in the wall. ROSE was born into a wealthy family in ROSE HEAVEN (the real world) and loves shopping. One day, she was lost in the forest and was taken to LOTUS HEAVEN by KATO...
In 1994, Iguchi created Vanrogh, a "bear" from the "invisible world", and the zipper on its body is the entrance to the "invisible world"... Inguchi, who loves philosophy, cleverly integrates Zen thoughts into the story, and the characters talk in the form of "Zen Questions and Answers"「ぜんもんどう」. If we trace the origin of philosophy, the earliest form of language is question and answer. Enlightenment will not shut out those who are thirsty for the truth because of obscure language.看不见世界的纠缠 TANGLE OF INVISIBLE WORLD井口打磨出的一个个萌属性的扁平化的人物形象，依托精炼了近40年的故事线索，展开充满想象、体验与反思的神奇旅行。漫画在80年代风靡一时，各家出版社竞相出版他的漫画，在老牌艺术杂志 《美术手帖》背标上，他曾被放在绘本及漫画界的重要位置。
The characters with cute attributes and flat style polished by Iguchi rely on the story clues that have been refined for nearly 40 years, and embark on a magical journey full of imagination, experience and reflection. Comics were all the rage in the 1980s, and various publishers competed to publish his comics. He was once placed in an important position in the picture book and comics circles on the back label of the classical art magazine「Bijutsu Techo」.
井口 真吾Shingo IGUCHI
于光明中拯救灵魂 SAVE OUR SOULS IN THE LIGHT
布上丙烯 Acrylics on Canvas
Since 2000, Iguchi has shifted his creation to the field of contemporary art. He dismantled and reconstructed the elements of the "Z CHAN" comics. Simple black-and-white outlines formed the basis of spatial expression. Simple, bright color tiles, as well as cute raised dots that often appear, form Iguchi's signature painting style.当你看着他们时,他们也在看着你 WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM, THEY ALSO LOOK AT YOU
Iguchi is also a master of using and creating symbols. There are 108 points in the picture. 108 has been a sacred number since ancient times. For example, Buddhism means to eliminate one hundred and eight kinds of troubles. The oval picture frame is also a zero shape composed of 108 points and is named "Lotus Ring". It is the door to the world of "Z CHAN".鬼雨粉焰 GHOST RAIN PINK FLAME
For another example, the character KATO who protects ROSE existed long before the story began and exists anytime and anywhere. Sometimes he appears in the opposite image of black KATO and white KATO, vaguely pointing to the transcendental soul of man. Playing with Iguchi’s numerous symbols, which play, spread, and extend, becoming strong fibres in the story, becoming organic and growable.井口真吾的创作核心是一个“寻找本心”的过程，在越来越困惑的时代中，应该相信什么，追求什么？故事会继续下去……The core of Shingo Iguchi's creation is a process of "finding the true heart". In an era of increasing confusion, what should we believe in and what should we pursue? The story continues...
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