rosenfeld porcini is proud to participate in the 2017 edition of the fair with a curated booth to present a solo booth with works by Keita Miyazaki.
Keita Miyazaki (b. 1983; Tokyo, Japan) lives and works between Tokyo and London.
Miyazaki studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2003-2015) and at the Royal College of Art, UK (2011- 2013). The artist recently completed a PhD in craft metal casting in Tokyo.
Keita Miyazaki’s sculptures feature materials whose association suggests strident discord and unfamiliar visual language. Discarded car engine components are welded together and then combined with coloured origami-like folded paper and sewn felt, fashioning sculptures of contradiction and aesthetic intrigue. An element of sound inspired by the jingles found in Japanese supermarkets and metro stations is often incorporated through small speakers echoing the cacophonic persistence of city life and the banalisation of daily existence. The juxtaposing of solid and universal materials such as metal against light and fragile paper and felt, escape formal paradigms, rather evoking a sense of post-apocalyptic reconciliation.
Signaling a formal departure from his hybrid biomorphic sculptures, Miyazaki’s latest body of work draws on the ‘Vanitas’ of seventeenth century Dutch painting igniting profound philosophical meditations on the transience of human existence.