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Statement About The Work

Carlos Gibbs asked me to create a series of digital paintings that incorporated photographs he took for the Red Box Project. All the works are collaborations between myself and Carlos.

The box is definitely at the center of the work. All of the themes and imagery are directly influenced by the “idea” of what a box represents. The box is not only a form but also a way of thinking or living. I believe we all live within the confines of a box. The box can be anything – our clothes, our jobs, our sexuality, our politics, our education, our freedom, our religion, our lifestyle, Our home, or our ethnicity. We all operate under imposed or self imposed restricitons. Some we embrace and some that we fight. So life is really about leaning how the box works and how to manipulate the box for our own benefit. People often say “think outside the box,” but that is not possible. Because you are always in a box. You can change the texture or color or size or shape of the box but you are always in a box. You may even be able to switch boxes or have multiple boxes, but you will always operate within some sort of box. So I say embrace the box and learn how to control it and be the master of your own environment and your own destiny. So the work is about our fear to embrace the box and take control of the box.

I will be the featured Artist at the Redbox 3 project, a multi-media art event hosted by SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, Japan. The event will take place on July 14th, 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. 

The 3rd installement of the much talked about Redbox Project has alot to offer. Individuals will find themselves at a multi-media art feast all thriving off a little red box in the center of the picture. One of Superdeluxe’s most highly anticipated events will once again bring to the Tokyo scene the cream of underground artists from around the world each one working within their own mediums to interpret the concept that is Redbox.

The Redbox Project started 5 years ago in San Francisco as a photography project that involved taking pictures of people and situations with the notorious red box. The project grew as more photographers became involved and the little red box has made its way to over 20 countries to this day. Tokyo is now its home and the bi-annual event each time growing in size has made waves in the Tokyo underground art and music scenes.

SuperDeluxe, B1F 3.1.25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-0031, Japan
Event: Redbox 3: That boxs get around…
Event Date: July 14th
Time: 9pm – 5am
Entry Fee: 3000 yen
telephone: 03.5412.0515
fax 03.5412.0516

http://www.super-deluxe.com
http://www.deephouseproject.com
http://www.redboxproject.com
http://www.dustinparker.com
http://www.zhoubachi.com
Featured Artist:
Dustin Parker (USA)

Visuals:
DadaKingz (Chromafresh)

Photographers:
Becky Coppelia Yee  (USA)
Carlos Gibbs  (USA)
Laurent Novatin  (France)
Kyle Flowers  (USA)
Emilie McGlone (Peace Boat)

Live Painting and Art Installations:
Rinpan Eshida  (USA/Japan)
Oliver and Yoko Giorgio  (Australia/Japan)
Alison Derby (Australia)
Sara Watson (New Zealand)

DJ
Spacey Space (Revolver, Melbourne)
Miles Maeda (World Evolution, Chicago)
Shotaro Maeda (Eden)
Carlos Gibbs (DHP, San Francisco)
Laurent Novatin (Redbox)
Supernova (Japan)
Groove Patrol (Japan)

Video Instalation
Connae

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Statement About The Work

Carlos Gibbs asked me to create a series of digital paintings that incorporated photographs he took for the Red Box Project. All the works are collaborations between myself and Carlos.

The box is definitely at the center of the work. All of the themes and imagery are directly influenced by the “idea” of what a box represents. The box is a really interesting theme. The box is not only a form but also a way of thinking or living. I believe we all live within the confines of a box. The box can be anything – our clothes, our jobs, our sexuality, our politics, our education, our freedom, our religion, our lifestyle, or our ethnicity. We all operate under imposed or self imposed restricitons. Some we embrace and some that we fight. So life is really about leaning how the box works and how to manipulate the box for our own benefit. People often say “think outside the box,” but that is not possible. Because you are always in a box. You can change the texture or color or size or shape of the box but you are always in a box. You may even be able to switch boxes or have multiple boxes, but you will always operate within some sort of box. So I say embrace the box and learn how to control it and be the master of your own environment and your own destiny. So the work is about our fear to embrace the box and take control of the box.

Here are a couple of the works in progress…