Ahead Of The Times

22 Oct 2014 – 26 Oct 2014

Event times

Tuesday to Friday 10 to 6. Saturday 4 to 11. Sunday 12 to 7.

Cost of entry

Free entry

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Hundred Years Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Old Street
  • Overground: Hoxton
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An exhibition by Mayuko Yoshida


Mayuko Yoshida uses domestic objects bought in 'pound shops' with the determined intention of turn them into art pieces and she does it with pure innocence, directly, without warning and without compromising it to critical concepts, jumping over any 'aesthetic process and rules' .

These improvised objects overlap into each other as if they were on the shelves of a disorganized warehouse. They seem to stand in front of us arrogantly as asking: What?...am I not Art?... 

Mayuko turns 'inside out' the Kitch object. She is not interested in subliming it, she presents it with such a clear simplicity that makes us see its extravagant irony, as 'underprivileged' objects transformed into art for the 'underprivileged'.

With the advent of the world wide web and exciting new developments such as social media, we can share a lot of things easily, however as an artist, I always ask myself what role I can play in society and how I can connect with society through art. My desire to share this new exhibition is now my big challenge. I am filled with hope and expectation that this exhibition will be the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

I draw inspiration from the moment when I feel the beauty of the things we use in our daily lives and I believe that they can help our imagination to make great leaps into a new world. I'm always trying to express a new view of the world by things I had never seen on felt before. This is my favourite way to create works such as drawings, collages, installations, 3D modelling and animation. I experience a lot of things with my five senses. Things I have seen, heard and touched by chance when I have been wandering around London bring me inspiration for my new works.

I strongly believe that my passion for these experiences is the best way to inspire my work.

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