Keita Miyazaki and His Sculptures Doused in Flower Power.

30.05.2018

©Keita Miyazaki

With an education that led him to link together both the East and the West, studying between Tokyo University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art in London, Keita Miyazaki’s work is nonetheless imbued with antagonisms. His works marry the robustness of metal with the fragility of paper, opposing mechanic with organic, order with fantasy.

 

Miyazaki assembles car parts (the car being the utmost symbol of capitalism, industrial progress and mass production) alongside flowers and multicoloured paper (for their part representing vegetation, renewability and the inevitability of life). There is a harmony that emerges from these seemingly incompatible elements. His work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Venice Biennale, producing shows that both question and intrigue. The artist considers his work to be post-apocalyptic and seeks to denounce all human-induced global crises be they nuclear or banker.

©Keita Miyazaki

©Keita Miyazaki

©Keita Miyazaki

©Keita Miyazaki

©Keita Miyazaki

©Keita Miyazaki

©Keita Miyazaki