Do aliens have pronouns? Japanese artist Simon expresses a universal freedom from stereotypes through a series of ‘super cute’ aliens. His characters carry a punk spirit that defies trend, and a desire to heal those who have been marginalized by society.
Curated by Yoichi Nakamuta (Clear Gallery Tokyo) and P.C. Ee (Industry+).
On view from 11 – 25 September 2022
Weekdays 2-6pm, Weekends & PH 12-7pm
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The works I draw are neither male nor female.
It is a mixture of femininity and masculinity within me.
They were born with an awareness of the destruction of stereotypes.
Knowledge that comes from some assumptions and people’s experiences.
Freedom of ideas and freedom from restrictions.
No one can predict the future.
In such a place, they feel the strong life force and the mystique of life that lives today and tomorrow.
I want to fight against my self-confidence in this world where the times are changing so fast.
A punk spirit that defies the trends of the world.
A feeling that can only come from within me, a feeling that I do not draw with my head but with my whole body.
Cute and destructive – and the healing of the heart that lies beyond that.
The senses become irresistible and destroy the brain with cuteness.
And I want to heal people all over the world, transcending language barriers.