Delicate and intricate, the drawings of Japanese artist Momoko Suzuki do not instantly lend themselves to the large white spaces of London’s Koukan gallery. But perhaps that is the point. Visitors will have to get close the walls, floors and surfaces to pick up the details of Suzuki’s sprawling illustrations.
Part installation, part performance piece, Suzuki’s first solo exhibition is an attempt to bring her current work Untitled Drawing Project to an audience. Throughout the project, Suzuki has translated illustrations on to a number of interiors, erasing some to make way for others on a constantly evolving 3D canvas.
Apart from creating a space that will be different depending on the day of the visit, the aim of the ephemeral project is to make the audience comfortable with uncertainty. Just like human experience and the architecture of human settlements, elements of the exhibition will ’change, grow and disappear completely’, says Suzuki.
This exhibition will be a chance to see a collection of Suzuki’s initial paper drawings as well as the ongoing work on the gallery’s architecture, which will be completed on the final day of the exhibition.
Or is all this a dream? Is all our life nothing but an empty dream? runs until the 23rd July at Koukan Gallery 106a Alexandra Park Road, London N10.