Saturday, September 10, 2016

Exhibition "the 1213 experience;25/28"

August was stressful and busy, the first half was very stressful and the latter half was busy. I scheduled to have an exhibition at cafe green located in Gion area of Kyoto at the latter half of August mainly exhibiting works from 2013. I didn't think I'll be bogged down with preparation.
Works were packed little by little so I assumed I needed to organized unframed works and pack them. Just that, took me a while.
The name of the exhibition"the 1213 experience; 25/28" started on 8/27/2016 until 9/3/2016 7:30pm just a week.
The day before was scheduled for carrying in my works, unpack, and exhibit. My plan was after work eat dinner, leave around 10:00pm and carry everything stating the display. However there were still some things that needed to be done like framing, cutting a background paper, and making captions.

My new associate/partner came to help me out that night. I hoped that everything will go speedy but it didn't and we left a bit after 11:40ish to take the subway. I thought that I couldn't make it on time so I quickly decided to catch a cab.
Luckily we got one. 20 minutes or so of time to do everything was all the time we had; the cafe closes at midnight.

It took us a while to settle everything and hang everything.
The owner of the cafe helped us get everything in order and assisted me. Obviously it is dark out, the night was just starting at Gion area, and I missed my final train. The weather was good so I didn't bother walking back.

So here it is. I decided not to have a caption so people could see the works without any kind of guidance with free perspective. I only needed signs, my bio and introduction which I left for the following day, the beginning day of the exhibition. This day and the following day was really heavy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yo its been a while... dont realy know what to post, so gonna post series of collage works, used to decorate notebook, boxes or containers,and to make a book cover. I used lables/tags extracted from clothe, boxes containing goods, or random documents.

Inside a small palm sized note book.

A tin box i use to store drill bits. Originally it was a can to store rosin and cloth for a Danish gasmask.

Etching tool case. Made the tube and decorated it.

The tube closed.

A book cover. I used my logo mark collaborating with this series.

A shoe box. Lables /tags from Czech, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and replicated US military rekated prints.

The first one i made back in 2010. Spanish cigarette boxes to make a case and tray for set of Spanish Playing cards.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Here i post works i uploaded on instagram and facebook.

These are drawn on craft paper or paper used to wrap or function as a softner for merchandize acquired from work. Most of them are black ink or acrylic on paper.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Went to Vietnam on a business trip

Hey gang, how you all been doing? It's been a while since the last update...
I live in Kyoto, Japan since spring of 2007 and still live here. I work at a warehouse of a wholesale department handling military surplus, remake goods, and replicated items since 2013.
Once a year, the manager of the Dept. And manager of retail dept. Goes to Europe to get handled items. I usually make all the phone calls and send mails before departure to set up a schedule. I only do what I am told and nothing more. I also am part on oversea shipment and such because of my ability to use English.
Being a man who handles oversea area of the work, my boss knows very much of my skill.
IDK if all my work paid off to this, I was asked to go on a trip with my boss as an interpreter. I can't talk much about what I do, and what I did on my business trip, but I'd like to post pictures of the trip.
It's a very big thing for me because I felt I moved up a step at the firm and a exciting life event.