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Huhtamaki Wab: ‘Why do you follow my son around?’ ‘Because I like mites’ - Edible and Non-Edible Persons of Waba and Pompakleen

A solo exhi­bi­tion of recent work by Devon-based artist Huh­ta­ma­ki Wab who works across paint­ing, sculp­ture, video and performance.

12/12/20 – 07/02/21
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 17:30
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:30
Wab’s practice operates within an animistic and non-anthropocentric world, whereby objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence and humans are not automatically regarded as the most important element of existence. He creates landscapes that are populated by interconnected spirits and humans to create ecstatic realities, which are heavily informed by the animistic culture from his birthplace of Japan. Influences are drawn equally from depictions of yokai (a class of monsters and spirits in Japanese folklore) represented in traditional ukiyo-e prints and from contemporary representations of this heritage in cultures such as manga.

A new sculptural and performative installation presents a series of gongs, which will be played by the artist at various stages throughout the exhibition (check website for updates). These will sit amongst new paintings and fabric banner works.
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Installation Painting