Latin American Art Gallery Promo-Arte
Galeria 2F, 5-51-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Subway Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line or Hanzoumon Line to Omotesando Station, exit B4 or B2. Walk to Shibuya on Aoyama Avenue, turn right at Found MUJI store and proceed straight 100 meters to GALERIA building.
by Adriana Salazar
Hayakawa’s paintings and drawings depict elements of the cityscape and landscape in an unfamiliar way. On a certain work’s background, for instance, the skyline of a city is outlined, while above it a large cloud of pollution seems to come to life. The cloud is depicted by means of a single color block, as it stares at the viewer candidly. These strange elements, summed up as the presence of inanimate objects coming to life, predict or mourn the disasters left after the construction of modern cities. They are persistent throughout Hayakawa’s work in different manners: smiling pollution clouds, chopped trees staring in expectation or closing their eyes in meditation, gushes of oil showing their threatening teeth. The faces staring at us from a field or from the top of an anonymous town, are the faces of the anomaly, of something or someone trying to conquer or escape the way landscapes have become in the present.
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