NEON O’ CLOCK WORKSの時間だ。キタコレギャラリーでアート・ファッションの作品が展示中！
Even though the art and fashion scene in Tokyo is being propped up by amazing creators themselves, there seems to lack a community that brings fans, friends and the curious together to enjoy it in person. Ever since the gallery in Kitakore opened last year though, we might have a great place for artists to show off their goods and mingle with interesting characters (I have to give CANDY credit for doing a good job of this as well).
Just last Friday I was there for the opening of the Neon o’ Clock exhibition, a duo consisting of head prop artist Tomihiro Kono and photographer/filmmaker Sayaka Maruyama. Magazines, couture hair decorations, curios filled with curiosities and films were on display. I took a special interest in the glass curio box pieces that are covering the walls of the upstairs gallery. Inside they are filled with odds and ends like gears, clock pieces, and illustrations that reference fashion or the female form. It’s very Jules Verne, steampunk, and very beautiful. The exhibit is on until the end of January. so make sure to stop by Kitakore.
先週金曜日、ここで行われていたNeon o’ Clock Worksのエキシビションを見に足を運んだ。Neon o’ Clock Worksは、以前にも書いたことがあるように、ヘッドピースア
[About Neon O’Clock Works]
Neon O’Clock Works is a creative unit consisting of Tomihiro Kono and Sayaka Maruyama. Their ouvre is focused on visual creation and they use photos, videos, installations etc. as vehicles for their work. Based in London since 2007, their pieces have graced the covers of such art magazines as Eyemazing and Silvershotz, and they continue to explore the possibilities of art and fashion. They have held exhibitions in London, Tokyo and Dubai and will be widening their activities continually. In Japan their work has been featured in SO-EN and Quotation and they are often tapped to collaborate with artists and musicians in London. Tomihiro Kono also works independently as a head prop artist/designer and Sayaka Maruayma is a filmmaker.
【作家：NEON O’CLOCK WORKSについて】
NEON O’CLOCK WORKSは、河野富広と丸山サヤカによるクリエイティブ・ユニ
2008-2009年度作品JAPAN AVANT GARDE シリーズが、昨年ロンドンのクリスティーズのコンテンポラリーア
個人的にも 河野はHAIR & HEAD PROP ARTIST ‘TOMIHIRO KONO’として、丸山は写真家、フィルムメーカーとして活動す
Since Neon O Clock works for big magazines like Vogue Japan, there was quite the eclectic mix of patrons that came out to Koenji on Friday… like,
as if there is anything really surprising about Kitakore anymore?! In fact, Koshiro just finished giving his store Garter a makeover and it looks incredibly slick. I know some places in Harajuku that far more worse for wear… heh.
SAYAKA MARUYAMA www.syk-jp.com
TOMIHIRO KONO www.tomihirokono.com
NEON O’CLOCK WORKS www.neonoclockworks.net