Jon Pylypchuk @ Tomio Koyama Gallery, TokyoJuxtapoz // Thursday, 24 May 2012
Melancholic, humorous, cute, and still maintaining a harsh wit, Jon Pylypchuk's work uses scrap materials that range from toilet seats to spray foam to resins to glue to paper. Whether working two or three dimensionally, Pylypchuk's work is distinctively his, theatrically presenting narratives of human interaction that are both personal and universal. "Behind the stage, there is Pylypchuk’s insights into social themes such as violence, war, injustice and isolation. Reflecting this his work has both aspects of aggressive and venerable, and cynical and pure." As far as we know, Pylypchuk won't be showing in California this year, so if you're in Tokyo, go see it.