Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito breathes life into stone by transforming it into practically anything but stone itself. His whimsical and unique stone sculptures create surreal optical illusions that can make us forget that they are actually made of solid stone. He is able to create all kinds of objects, ranging from a purse to food, from a t-shirt to a deck of cards. A total and unsettling illusion. The stones come alive in a surprising yet humorist manner. He found his signature in the zipper, as it gives depth and resonance to his treasures.
Upper Playground favorite, Jeremy Fish is opening his solo show, Hunting Trophies, in Los Angeles from April 5th-May 3rd, 2014. He is presenting a new body of work centered on questioning our concept of ‘value’. In an effort to point out our own fixations on acquiring prize possessions, Fish reflects on our own predatory consumption of goods as a society. The show is planned to be an immersive installation, all in signature Jeremy Fish style, full of layered narrative constructions and mysterious plots crafted with his expert guidance as narrator.