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Akihiro Boujoh


Artist Statement

My multi-dimensional work encompasses sculpture, installation, and photography to explore the emerging chasm between nature, environment, and man-kind in everyday life. We seem to ignore - or perhaps we do not recognise - that nature, environment and man-kind are intricately intertwined in the same moment. To discover it, we may need to look both at the surface and at the very depths of our internal, individual interpretation.
The aim of my work is to question how we perceive nature in and through man-made structures and vice versa. I use the environment, both natural and artificial, as a key device to let viewer’s perception fluctuate over time.

In the recent works, they only last a moment. Seconds after, you would encounter a different perspective. The works continuously fade into different meaning and form another one together with the audience. The involvement of the audience makes the work performing sculptures that involve the audience. At a glance, the object looks quiet but it keeps changing their internal form dynamically and viewers perception. Viewers activate the work and be activated by the work at the same time while they actively and/or passively move to see it.

As an artist who born and raised in a small town in the mountain and experienced dozens of natural and man-made disasters in Japan, it is natural to explore my current research question. Through my practice, I've learned there are none of the simple dots A and B, which means nature and human activities. They are intricately tangled up situations and conditions with lines called environment.
What I create is an invitation to question and figure out what you are seeing.

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Artist Biography

Akihiro Boujoh (born 1990 in Nagasaki, Japan) is a Japanese visual artist who works with sculpture, installation art, and photography. Akihiro lives and works in Utrecht, the Netherlands since after finishing his MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2016. Rooted in his BA research into Japanese garden philosophy at Kyoto Institute of Technology, he explores relationship between nature, environment, and man-kind and much of his works are concerned with space and time that is changing their form time by time. His collections of works have been exhibited in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and US.



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