UZU

Sante Visioni & Mitsurin Tokyo

  • Mon, Jan 27 - Sun, Feb 02 2020
    Open on weekends
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening Reception
    Sun, Jan 26, 18:30 - 20:30
    Meet the artists and have a drink!
  • Free entrance

UltraSuperNew Gallery presents the immersive duo exhibition UZU, featuring paintings by Italian artist Sante Visioni and plants installations by Japanese artist Mitsurin Tokyo. This is the first time the  artists will be collaborating on a joint exhibition. The exhibition will take place from January 26th until February 2nd, 2020 at UltraSuperNew Gallery in Tokyo.

UZU, can be defined as a “swirl” in Japanese. In this exhibition, the swirl becomes a circle; a circle of life, as life in humans and nature runs along the cyclic path death and rebirth. The unconventional duo created a parallel between the evolution of life of both mankind and plants, highlighting the transience of human life and, by doing so, glorifying every single moment of it. The artists achieved this by combining visual art and physical installations in a unique mix that puts the spectator at the centre, inviting them to reflect on and accept their destiny, and share what they learned with the generations to come. This is what keeps this virtual circle in perpetual movement.

Sante Visioni will showcase 6 paintings, which represent the result of his research on what men can learn from the plants’ world throughout their life. Mitsurin Tokyo will present a complex installation revolving around the evolution between different lifetime periods and embracing the paintings. By bringing both artists’ works together, the parallelism and rhythmic flow in both worlds become apparent.

The exhibition is the very first attempt of the artists to combine such different techniques and backgrounds, distinguishing the exhibition as a cutting edge experiment in the Tokyo art scene.

Discover this evolution with us at UltraSuperNew Gallery Opening Reception from Sunday, the 26th of January at 6:30PM.

Artist Profiles

Sante Visioni

Graduated as an Industrial Engineer at the University of Florence (IT), Sante Visioni’s artistic research focuses on contrasts and balance, looking at the tension that can be created by opposite forces and how this can be used to express our inner feelings. He started his artistic development by doing live painting surrounded by the crowd during electro punk concerts. The spontaneity and immediateness of those moments is still a fundamental part of his creative process. Beside the studio activity and live shows, he carries on street interventions and brands’ collaboration (L’Oreal Shu Uemura, Pitti Immagine). After Milan (IT) and Amsterdam (NL), Sante Visioni currently lives and works in Tokyo (JP).

Mitsurin Tokyo (Akiko Suzuki)

Born in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, she graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial Design. In the fall of 2013, Mitsurin Tokyo was established.Known for her bold outputs, improvisation, and delicate expression, Her works range from creating decorations and objects to performances and mask making using plants. She continues to share a unique perspective while taking advantage of the vitality and powerful beauty of plants.