NEON LIGHTS SKIN
DATE 2017/3/4 (sat)
NEON LIGHTS//SKIN is an one day group exhibition featuring works from A.J Daughtery and Simon De Boer at AMP cafe in Koenji, Tokyo.
The work forms as a conversation between two artists and their distinct practices. Both artists are travelers and recently based their in Japan. They scrutinize perspectives in art making and culture in relation to their own ideals and experiences. The northern hemisphere meets the south in this uncanny show of painting, sculptural and installation work that invites the audience to participate in the space’s environment. The exhibition collaborates with established & up and coming Tokyo DJ’s and musicians who equally experiment, risk take and place innovation first and foremost in their work.
ALVIN (A.J) DAUGHTERY is a multimedia artist and creative director that experiments with video,sculpture, installation and design. He was born and raised in Suffolk, Virginia USA where he attended Virginia Union University to study fine arts. He is currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan to explore the Asian market and art scene. As a multimedia creative it's hard to keep up with his upcoming projects and experiments as he is steady getting involved in multiple projects at the same time. Working on multiple projects at one time has always been his outlet allowing one project to be an inspiration for another. His work always involves fresh and new ideas.
As he continue to express his creative energy he hopes to inspire and heal the world through ART.
SIMON DE BOER’s work focuses on how our lives are about chance, De Boer’s practice exemplifies and embodies the messy, disjointed human experience by playfully combining painting and sculptural elements with found materials and examining themes like place,instability, perspective and fate.