The exhibition will be composed of a series of recent "Forest not Forest" series and a series of real forest "Forest not Forest" series that connects these forests. City - The "Forest not Forest" that draws the forest is a sequence we have seen in the city, but it is a part that we do not recognize as nature. Arrange a series of "Forest, real Forest" series that draw real-forest between these city-forest works. This real-forest is a genuine forest where all the forests are recognized as a part of a vine, where a myriad of plants outside of the hilly trail that are arranged in the deep forests of the suburbs that we deliberately visit are entwined. But is not the forest of the city a forest? In fact, the dictionary definition of "forest" is the abbreviation of the bush, and the bush means "the trees are thick or full, and the grass is tangled". Landscape architects, roadside trees, and plants that are built up by human beings in the city can not be called forests? This exhibition is an exhibition where questions about real-forest, city-forest confrontation and what is real forest.
What I am looking for in the "Forest not Forest" is the old structure of the city, which can be an apartment wall, a brick wall of a house or a coal mine, or a concrete or fence in an alley. The first finds this old structure, the second finds ivy or grass that grows on top of it, or landscaping or avenues planted with artificial gaps and species.
These objects are not forests because we are not forests that we often see as forests. However, it is also a forest because the shape of the crowd in the city matches the dictionary meaning. The buildings that have become so old and have lost their corner sharpness, the plants that survive and survive the limitations of the first artificial planting, eventually created new forests, relying on each other.
I have been naming these city-forests [Forest not Forest] and continuing their work. [Forest not Forest] The work is first painted with Acric, matte and dry, but roughly depicts the city that has lost its sharpness. When the city is completed, it draws plants such as vines and roadside trees captured in the city by oilseed rape. The matte city of Acrek and the zephyr plants of rapeseed can not finally meet and the plants can not dig into the buildings, but eventually they show somehow hanging on to some relationship.