Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
We have long been huge fans of Kota Ezawa's lightbox and painting works, and love that kicking off the new year, the artist will have a new series of works, Panorama, on display at Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, California. "Ezawa’s work references images in popular culture, cinema, television and art history. Through such media as digital animation, slide projections, paper cut-outs, watercolor, light boxes, and collage, he recontextualizes and distills these iconic images to their most essential forms, communicating the symbolic power they have on the collective psyche."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This past Thursday, Kota Ezawa's show The Curse of Dimensionality opened at Haines Gallery in San Francisco. Ezawa's work begins with archiving images from popular culture that range from news stories to photography of national parks. Working in a variety of mediums including paper cut outs, animated films, Duratrans transparencies illuminated by light boxes, and sculptural arrangements.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 21, 2011
We feel like we might be repeating ourselves, but as we mentioned with Tauba Auerbach's work last week, if you have yet to see a transparency and lightbox projection piece by Kota Ezawa, we recommend finding one for your viewing pleasure. The works are unique reimaginations of pop-culture moments, landmarks, nature, and simple everyday objects.