KENICHI HOSHINE INTERVIEW
Where are you living these days?
I’m living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
How much of Brooklyn is there in your work?
I moved here in March of this year so I can’t say that there is much of Brooklyn in my work. I don’t think my environment affects my work too much.
You have an interesting way of veiling an image, covering elements with a wash. Can you tell me a bit about your process and the way your style has evolved into what it is now?
Most of my work you have been seeing lately have layers of beeswax over them. I have always found images that are obscured or fragmented to be more interesting than “complete” pictures. I am drawn towards implied images that suggest certain moods and narratives. More often than not, I will draw or paint a “complete” image then delete/erase/sand parts of it until I achieve the desired picture. I probably spend more time editing the image than actually putting it down on the panel or paper.
I can’t keep it secret any longer, I am extremely excited to announce the first-ever Booooooom art show, Tangents!
I have joined forces with the folks at Lifetime Collective to bring together six amazing artists for a group show here in Vancouver. November 13th. 8PM. Lifetime Space (68 5th Ave West).
Three locals, and three out of towners, all supremely talented. It is going to be an amazing show.
Animatron 2009 is now accepting submissions! Little Mountain Studios is hosting the mini festival for the third year in a row, and it’s gonna be awesome! If you make animations or video art, submit your work here.
One of my favourite animations from last year’s Animatron was Corneas Diadem by Brandon Blommaert! Watch the video below!
The Art & Sole silent auction is now online! I was one of 30+ artists who took part in the show, customizing a pair of PF Flyers. We are now auctioning off the work as a way of raising a bit of money for Arts Umbrella, a fantastic program here in Vancouver that provides arts education for kids regardless of financial situation. If you pop over to the site and place a bid on a shoe or purchase the book, you are supporting some great artists and more importantly supporting a vital arts program!
This piece above was done by my friend Danny Vermette.
If anyone bids on my shoes 25% goes directly to Arts Umbrella, and I will also donate my artist share (66%) to them as well.
Art and Sole is goin’ down at 9PM tomorrow night (Oct 3rd) here in Vancouver, at El Kartel. A ton of amazing artists re-worked PF Flyers shoes and El Kartel is gonna host a silent auction! I have a shoe in the show and will be hangin’ around so please come say hello!
El Kartel is also releasing a book documenting the work! Have a peek!
Alex and Courtney (Organelle Design) are passionate about creatively repurposing off-the-shelf products and found objects. They presented their work at Pecha Kucha a few days ago and it was the highlight of the evening. The entire place erupted with cheers when images of their chandeliers made out of clothes hangers appeared on screen.