AMMON KYOTO is pleased to announce the exhibition "Still Life with Superstar, Super Mushroom and Fire Flower" by Hiroshi Mori, beginning on May 26th, 2023.Hiroshi Mori creates works that incorporate parody by combining existing images such as classical and pop art masterpieces, as well as references from anime, manga, and games. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition.
This time, I focused on still life paintings by the European Old Master, Paul Cézanne, and created a simulation of the mass images seen in contemporary art, using the style of Roy Lichtenstein, the American Pop art master. The motifs depicted in the painting are arranged like items that appear in a certain famous game. While when players acquire one of the items in the game, it can bring about significant changes in how they play, there are also times when it is better to pass over them without acquiring them, so this choice can be a source of anguish. While I admire how games can stir emotions in people within the context of the game, I also realize that we often encounter situations in our real-world society where we must make difficult choices. When faced with these situations, I always think that both the good and the bad will become nourishment for tomorrow, so we should persevere and push through without hesitation. In a sense, "one may as well hang for a sheep as a lamb." Driven by such a foolish idea, I have created an unscrupulous still life painting with respect to the original works. I hope you will enjoy the exhibition.
Hiroshi Mori （1977-）｜Contemporary Artist 1977 Born in Tokyo, Japan 2013 Received his MFA in Oil Painting Technique and Material from Tokyo University of the Arts 〈Solo exhibition〉 2018 "LAUGHING QUIETLY TO MYSELF" at Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, China 2021 "Dot X Square" at WK GALLERY, Beijing, China 2022 "MORYGON KEWPIE" at Gallery space of Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya books, Kyoto 〈Group exhibition〉 2021 "When The Distant Stars Shine" at neXtLab of TX Huaihai, Shanghai, China 2021 "nowadays, art〈The 5 Arts〉" in Tomioka municipal museum of fine arts and Ichiro Fukuzawa commemoration art museum, Gunma 2022 "NFT.NYC" in Times Square in New York, United States 2022 "Love Pop" in Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma