Yuichi Hirako - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “There may be a future where humans continue to destroy the environment and nature will die out. That’s one choice. I will continue to research the current situation and history and incorporate it into my work. That is the only thing I can do.”
    — Yuichi Hirako



    The artist in his studio


    “When Japanese people, for example, look at my work they always say it’s cute or it’s pop, it’s easy to see. But I’m hiding a lot of things behind that. Of course, if you want to see cute, it’s cute. I don’t think it’s cute. It’s about the more serious and dangerous things that are happening to the planet. For me, great art always seeks to change people’s minds or the way in which they view the world around them.”
    — Yuichi Hirako

    • Provenance

      WAREHOUSE Gallery, Hong Kong
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Hong Kong, WAREHOUSE Gallery, Yuichi Hirako: Growth Rings, 19 December 2020 - 18 January 2021

    • Artist Biography

      Yuichi Hirako

      Yuichi Hirako (b. 1982) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. His works focus on issues
      related to the environment and “deep ecology”, which views all organisms as one
      unified existence. His work continually invites viewers to reconsider their own
      relationships with nature and the organisms that live among and around us.
      Hirako’s practice encompasses painting and drawings, as well as sculpture,
      installation, and sound performance.

      Hirako received a BFA from Wimbledon College of Art in London. While he has a solo
      exhibition Mount Mariana (2021) and a group exhibition Cygnus Loop (2019) at
      Gallery Baton, his work has been featured in exhibition in Powerlong Museum
      (2021), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2010), Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
      (2013), Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (2010). His works are included in the
      collections of Powerlong Museum in China, Lisser Art Museum, AkzoNovel Art
      Foundation in Netherlands, Jean Pigozzi Collection in Switzerland.

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Bark 33

signed with the artist's signature and dated '2020' lower right
oil pastel on canvas
117.8 x 111 cm. (46 3/8 x 43 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$730,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022