rosenfeld porcini is proud to participate in the 2017 edition of the fair with a curated booth to present a solo booth with works by Keita Miyazaki.
Keita Miyazaki (b. 1983; Tokyo, Japan) lives and works between Tokyo and London.
Miyazaki studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2003-2015) and at the Royal College
of Art, UK (2011- 2013). The artist recently completed a PhD in craft metal casting in Tokyo.
Keita Miyazaki’s sculptures feature materials whose association suggests strident discord
and unfamiliar visual language. Discarded car engine components are welded together and
then combined with coloured origami-like folded paper and sewn felt, fashioning sculptures
of contradiction and aesthetic intrigue. An element of sound inspired by the jingles found
in Japanese supermarkets and metro stations is often incorporated through small speakers
echoing the cacophonic persistence of city life and the banalisation of daily existence. The
juxtaposing of solid and universal materials such as metal against light and fragile paper and
felt, escape formal paradigms, rather evoking a sense of post-apocalyptic reconciliation.
Signaling a formal departure from his hybrid biomorphic sculptures, Miyazaki’s latest body
of work draws on the ‘Vanitas’ of seventeenth century Dutch painting igniting profound
philosophical meditations on the transience of human existence.