— ART, FASHION & MORE !
When heading to an exhibition at gallery, I tend to have a preconceived image of what I hope to see through the title. As for this exhibition “Change Room” – it simply made me imagine something intimate like the relationship between the movement of human body and the consciousness of what one wears before I got there. The exhibition was, however, beyond my imagination.
Canadian visual artist Robert Waters who currently lives in Spain brought the multi-faceted beauty to the gallery The Container (The name is derived from the fact that this space is a small container facility.) in Nakameguro, Tokyo with a new awareness about the male body.
Entitled Change Room, Waters‘ installations are combined with collage, drawings, sculpture and silkscreen print. Those are literally about lust, the male body, which Waters has put as one of the primary themes in his works in the last decade, to question and yet investigate how the physical/biological limitations of the body and the psychological and intellectual properties of humans are contrasted.
It was great to see Waters‘ diverse approach such as transforming the gallery into a change room at gym is full of attic wit and shows his sensitivity to structures, materials and conceptual connections; it really is subtle, yet impactful.