Enthusiastically fostering collaborative projects with versatile contemporary artists from around the world, “MEET ___ PROJECT” by AllRightsReserved introduces KOTAO TOMOZAWA the Japanese emerging artist who garnered attention for her distinctive hyper-realistic paintings, to present her 1st solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Titled “SLIME”, the two-week art exhibition showcases a superlative compilation of the artist’s brand-new oil paintings and sculptural artwork.
KOTAO TOMOZAWA’s latest exhibit titled “SLIME” to convey a sensational experience
Born in Bordeaux, France. KOTAO’s distinctive portraits combine slimy substances with organic motifs, capturing the textures, translucency, and softness in a realistic yet minimalist style, the "SLIME" exhibition showcases KOTAO’s latest works with a profound exploration of her sensational aesthetics. This exhibition invites spectators to immerse themselves in the mesmerizing world of the artist.
KOTAO’s masterful grasp of “SLIME”KOTAO’s creative practice is always experimental. The artist recalls one time when she put slime onto her face without intending to, and she experienced a sense of inner peace throughout her body and mind, even though her nostrils were blocked. Slime has no practical functions and constantly sways without maintaining a fixed form, much like the most intrinsic form of humanity. This leaves viewers with a strong sensation of the unusual.
KOTAO's distinctive portraits often feature her childhood doll, Ruki Chan, who played a dual role as both a childhood companion and a test subject for the slime experimentation. Ruki Chan shows significance to the work of slime and is intertwined with KOTAO's creative concept of being a primitive human.
MEET Ruki Chan - KOTAO’s childhood companion to be featured in her unique portraits
MEET KOTAO GALLERY - SLIME
July 14 to July 30, 2023
11am-7pm (Monday - Friday)
Shop 116, 1/F, LANDMARK, Central
Please refer to MEET Project official Instagram for latest information.
Open to the public. Free Admission
Admission quota and special precautionary measures will be implemented to help ensure public safety.