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Cosmic dust

Kengo Kito


φ1200 d30

oil, glitter, canvas

Kengo Kito presents works using daily products, and they give us a sense of life forms and the expanse of the universe. In this work as well, in order to emphasize that the paint is a ready-made product, primary colors are used without mixing them. In addition, by using glitter as an art material, its materiality appears on the surface at the same time as its brilliance, creating a kinetic effect on the screen.

Kengo Kito(鬼頭健吾)
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Born in Aichi, Japan in 1977. Kengo KITO is an artist, working as a professor of a postgraduate course at Kyoto University of the Arts. After graduating from the Department of Oil Painting at Nagoya University of the Arts in 2001, KITO completed his postgraduate studies of oil painting at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003. His solo exhibition Multiple StarⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ was held at Hara Museum ARC, Gunma in 2017. Other major group exhibitions include Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art at Mori Art Museum, Artist File at The National Art Center, Mono no Aware at the State Hermitage Museum, Russia, and The Secrets of Techniques at Takamatsu Art Museum. In 2020, his latest solo exhibition, Full Lightness was introduced at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art as the opening exhibition to celebrate the renewal of this museum.


In 2021 he held his solo exhibition titled Reconnecting at Japan House Los Angeles. KITO spent a year in New York as part of the reward program for winning the Goto Memorial Cultural Award 2018, followed by 2 years of creation period in Berlin, Germany. KITO has been highly acknowledged both domestically and internationally for his works which criticizes the modern society in a rather eloquent manner using everyday objects. His works often include industrial products such as hula-hoops and parasols that endlessly fill the space, while in his recent years, he has created works using fabrics and mirrors to connect and interfere with light and space that surround the environment. 

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