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The Vehicle

The Vehicle is a Japanese artist duo formed in 1996 by Takeshi Yoshida and Miki Kawahara. Their artworks are based on their slogan ‘Art begins at home,’ extracting views from everyday life and creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional works defying the boundaries of creative expression.

Recently they have been producing works concerning ‘cinematic images’ found in our daily life. In the ‘daily life,’ both the world of reality and that of movies and TV dramas are tangled up in people’s frame of mind. The Vehicles’ works make people aware of the boundary between the two worlds.

The Vehicle won Jury Prize in the 5th Art Business Audition at Great Art Festival with their work ‘Shirakaba – Electronic Appliance Storage Furniture in 1996 (Sony Music Entertainment). Selected solo exhibitions include ‘Motorama’ (1999), ‘In the family way’ (1999), ‘TOKYORAMA’ at Anewal Gallery, Kyoto (2000), and ‘Story of their Life’ at Hillside Forum (2007). Selected group exhibition include 2006 Pusan Biennale, The Sea Art Festival ‘Living furniture’ (2006), ‘Osaka Art Kaleidoscope 2007’ at Osaka Contemporary Art Center, and ‘Japan Contemporary Art Festival’ at Heyli Art Village (South Korea).

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WORKS

Blueback series -Interlude#01-

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Blueback series -Interlude#01-

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Giclee Print on wood panel

1030 × 728 mm

2020

350,000 JPY (w/o tax)

With the spread of COVID-19, people left the city.
The townscape under the ‘once-in-a-century’ pandemic was somewhat fakey, rather theatrical, somewhat reminding us of a film cut in the TV drama or movie.
To express ‘emptiness.’ we have been producing images using manipulated photography, an artistic technique that leaves no trace of personality such as brushstroke or individual technique in our recent work. By doing so, we created mundane and unplaceable, flat pictorial sceneries that are out of focus.
There is a clear line between reality and network space, namely internet, online game, and virtual currency. The network space has been thriving as a more dynamic and diverse parallel universe. It’s almost difficult to identify where the reality lies anymore. As we live in the universe or dimension in which we are asked to provide our account or ID, defining ‘individuality’ in various circumstances such as individuality in self and others, individuality as a member of society, and individuality that possesses inherent space regardless of one’s living environment will become increasingly necessary. At the end of the day, the individuality is the audience standing in front of our work, and our work is a stage set that focuses in on the individuality.
The current situation created by the invisible virus is not the omen for the desperate future. It made us realize not only the convenience of working remotely but it also gave us the implication of how we will evolve our future. We felt we are in the interlude before the new era.

Locale : 3F ⑭


Blueback series -Interlude#02-

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Blueback series -Interlude#02-

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Giclee Print on wood panel

1030 × 728 mm

2020

350,000 JPY (w/o tax)

With the spread of COVID-19, people left the city.
The townscape under the ‘once-in-a-century’ pandemic was somewhat fakey, rather theatrical, somewhat reminding us of a film cut in the TV drama or movie.
To express ‘emptiness.’ we have been producing images using manipulated photography, an artistic technique that leaves no trace of personality such as brushstroke or individual technique in our recent work. By doing so, we created mundane and unplaceable, flat pictorial sceneries that are out of focus.
There is a clear line between reality and network space, namely internet, online game, and virtual currency. The network space has been thriving as a more dynamic and diverse parallel universe. It’s almost difficult to identify where the reality lies anymore. As we live in the universe or dimension in which we are asked to provide our account or ID, defining ‘individuality’ in various circumstances such as individuality in self and others, individuality as a member of society, and individuality that possesses inherent space regardless of one’s living environment will become increasingly necessary. At the end of the day, the individuality is the audience standing in front of our work, and our work is a stage set that focuses in on the individuality.
The current situation created by the invisible virus is not the omen for the desperate future. It made us realize not only the convenience of working remotely but it also gave us the implication of how we will evolve our future. We felt we are in the interlude before the new era.

Locale : 3F ⑮


Blueback series -Interlude#03-

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Blueback series -Interlude#03-

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ChromaLuxe® Metal print

300 x 400 mm (S size)

2020

80,000 JPY (w/o tax)

With the spread of COVID-19, people left the city.
The townscape under the ‘once-in-a-century’ pandemic was somewhat fakey, rather theatrical, somewhat reminding us of a film cut in the TV drama or movie.
To express ‘emptiness.’ we have been producing images using manipulated photography, an artistic technique that leaves no trace of personality such as brushstroke or individual technique in our recent work. By doing so, we created mundane and unplaceable, flat pictorial sceneries that are out of focus.
There is a clear line between reality and network space, namely internet, online game, and virtual currency. The network space has been thriving as a more dynamic and diverse parallel universe. It’s almost difficult to identify where the reality lies anymore. As we live in the universe or dimension in which we are asked to provide our account or ID, defining ‘individuality’ in various circumstances such as individuality in self and others, individuality as a member of society, and individuality that possesses inherent space regardless of one’s living environment will become increasingly necessary. At the end of the day, the individuality is the audience standing in front of our work, and our work is a stage set that focuses in on the individuality.
The current situation created by the invisible virus is not the omen for the desperate future. It made us realize not only the convenience of working remotely but it also gave us the implication of how we will evolve our future. We felt we are in the interlude before the new era.

Locale : 2F

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