Having called Melbourne home for the last several years, Senekt will be leaving Melbourne soon to head back and pursue his amazing style back in his home country of Japan. We’re sad to see him go – I remember when he arrived in Melbourne and started painting walls, and I first met him when took part in the Aerosol Alley events where we transformed the now-called Artists Lane (still should have been called Aerosol Alley, just saying) into the hub of art it now is. From the beginning, I loved his style – the colours, the form and him just being generally an awesome all round guy – he’s been a valuable part of the Melbourne street art cosmology through both his work on the walls as well as the numerous exhibitions he has held.
Celebrating his stay in Melbourne, Senekt will be holding a final show at Backwoods this weekend – check it out …
“Harmony rings within the chaos of society. As life’s ups and downs cancel each other out, a sense of balance can be found. Wrestling with positive and negative forces, Senekt’s solo exhibition explores the impacts and outcomes of life’s fluctuating experiences. With artworks fuelled by emotion, Senekts surreal style is highlighted by the mood, colour, and balance of each piece.
Senekt portrays the dissemblance of his own reality through hyper-realistic drawings flooded with color and surreal dimensions. The Japanese painter from Kyoto has been based out of Melbourne, Australia since 2013. Inspired by friendships, photographs, disjointed memories, everyday experiences, and daily occurrences, Senekt found balance through creation. His figurative, yet abstract style confront the nature of instinct as Senekt aims to not only deconstruct the human physicality, but also its psyche.
On display at Backwoods Gallery from August 25th-27th, the artwork, created in coloured pencil, aerosol and watercolour spans throughout three rooms. Fuelled by love/hate, good/evil, and ever-present mindfulness, Senekts’ large suspended installation portrays his unique perspective on equilibrium in society.
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This will be one not to miss, and we really hope we see another show from him here soon – take care, Kenta!
What: Equilibrium solo show
Where: Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey street, Collingwood, Victoria
When: show opens August 25th 2017 from 6pm til 9pm and runs jsut for the weekend, until Sunday the 27th.