Taiyo Kimura | the artist
The artist Taiyo Kimura
Born 1970, Kamakura, Japan.
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Natsuki Taiyo vs. Kyoko Kimura
<p>Kimura’s DVD "Typical Japanese English" (2005) is a riveting series of vignettes intercut with <br />
found footage of a televised match of the Japanese game of Go. The poignant images (such <br />
as the above-referenced cat-in-mouth) include food being tossed into a washing machine <br />
(and set to "wash cycle"); the artist’s mouth in close-up in the guise of a slot machine <br />
spitting out a jackpot’s worth of quarters (and spittle); and perhaps the most salient of the <br />
images, another close-up on Kimura’s mouth, now stuffed with a raw fish…
… The heightened aggression and the cramped conditions of life in the large cities finally form the base of Taiyo Kimura’s works in which the vulnerability of the individual among the crowd often is looked at with a sense of black humour.