Interested in how different life forms are distributed, Silas Inoue diversifies his praxis into works with biological and cultural phenomena, such as consumption/formation, ecological/economic growth, and connectedness between the species and the planetary. He describes his visual style as ‘quasi-asian’, with reference to his part eastern, part western background. At the same time, the ‘quasi-asian’ refers to a non-existent place: ‘a figurative universe that’s both imaginative and influenced by analytical observations of the world.’
Silas Inoue has exhibited work at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark; Augustiana Kunsthal, Augustenborg, Denmark; and Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, among others.silasinoue.com
Residents from Japan
Francesco Simeti creates site-specific installations, which the artist describes as “aesthetically enchanting scenes” that reveal a complex subtext upon closer inspection. Since the late nineties, he has explored the environmental crisis, the numerous conflicts and consequent displacements of people, through sculptures and video animations. The artist conceive of these as a form of collage.
Francesco Simeti has exhibited work at Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Mass Moca, North Adams; and Rhode Island School of Design among others.francescosimeti.com