EXHIBITION
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BIOGRAPHY
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VIEW WORKS
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INFORMATION
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INSTALLATION IMAGES

GODDESS

PYUUPIRU

NOV 22, 2019 - FEB 13, 2020

CONCEPT

Picturing a "GODDESS" that is divine, evil,
and sometimes humorous,
PYUUPIRU, the contemporary artist
living genderlessly,
will hold a new exhibition for the first time
in 12 years!

DIESEL ART GALLERY presents "GODDESS" the solo exhibition by an acclaimed Japanese contemporary artist, PYUUPIRU from Friday November 22, 2019 until Thursday February 13, 2020.

Born 1974, in Tokyo, PYUUPIRU started presenting her works in the late 90s, and became active as a contemporary artist after participating in the Yokohama Triennale in 2005. Focusing on portraits and three-dimensional works, her work includes various expressions including soft sculpture, costume design, character design, art direction and writing. Her works have influenced not only contemporary art but also a variety of genres, and have been highly appreciated both in Japan and overseas.

In her creative activities, conflicting concepts such as "life and death", "man and woman", "self and others" and "harm and damage" are superimposed with her own body and sublimated to present them as works of art. These works could invite us to a higher world that exists beyond the boundaries of gender and sexuality.

The exhibition will feature the large portrait series "GODDESS" which she started creating in 2010. For the first time, there will be an addition of 7 new pieces to the series, a large sculpture, and new related works to show the entire vision of "GODDESS" as PYUUPIRU envisages and dreams of.

Exhibition works and artist-related merchandise such as postcards will also be on sale at the venue.

An autograph session is also scheduled on Saturday December 21, 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 at DIESEL ART GALLERY.

BIOGRAPHY

  • PYUUPIRU

    http://pyuupiru.com/

    Born in Tokyo in 1974, currently resides in Tokyo. PYUUPIRU started dressmaking in her teens, and from 1997, she started making plastic costumes by repeating sewing and knitting to dress herself. She was featured as a model in the world campaign of ABSOLUT VODKA, and her works were also featured in New York's cultural magazine PAPER MAGAZINE and Italian VOGUE, which brought her attention both in Japan and overseas. In 2003, she held her first solo exhibition "PLANETARIA". She became active as a contemporary artist when she participated in Yokohama Triennale in 2005. Her masterpiece "PLANETARIA" is featured in the collection at Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in the Netherlands. In addition to creative activities, she writes columns for an evening newspaper, and her documentary film "PYUUPIRU" (2011) directed by Matsunaga Daishi was invited to participate in various international film festivals. Her way of living and talent are highly praised by fans all over the world. She also starred in Toyoda Toshiaki's film "Monsters Club" (2012), and continues to expand her means of expression both in Japan and overseas.


    Biography


    SOLO EXHIBITION

    2003
    • ・ GALLERY SPEAK FOR “PLANETARIA” (Japan)

    GROUP EXHIBITION

    2017
    • ・ Jeonbuk Museum of Art / ASIA WOMEN ARTISTS (Korea)
    • ・ TIMES ART MUSEUM / WAVELENGTH (China)
    2016
    • ・ NIFREL / An Exhibit of Art and Life (Japan)
    2015
    • ・ RMIT Design Hub / Fashion and Performance: Materiality, Meaning, Media (Australia)
    • ・ Uppsala konstmuseum / The Translation Theme park (Sweden)
    2014
    • ・ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / The Future of Fashion is Now (Netherlands)
    • ・ Gallery Ping Pong & Gallery 21 / Translation Theme Park (Sweden)
    • ・ HEART – HERNING MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART / CLASH (Denmark)
    • ・ MU Art Space / GenderBlender (Netherlands)
    2013
    • ・ MoBA CENTRAL / Arnhem Fashion Biennale 2013 Fashion & Performance: Materiality, Meaning, Media (Netherlands)
    2011
    • ・ NAIM/Bureau Europe / OUT OF FASHION : Maastricht Edition (Netherlands)
    • ・ New Benaki Museum / ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion (Greece)
    2010
    • ・ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / FASHION ON THE EDGE (Netherlands)
    2008
    • ・ Taipei National University of the Arts, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts / I HAVE A DREAM (Taiwan)
    • ・ NICHIDO CONTEMPORARY ART / IDENTITY (Japan)
    2007
    • ・ Yokohama Museum of Art / GOTH (Japan)
    • ・ Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Taipei) / FASHION ACCIDENTALLY (Taiwan)
    2005
    • ・ Yokohama Triennale 2005 / ART CIRCUS (Japan)

    PERFORMANCE

    2011
    • ・ International Film Festival Rotterdam OUT OF FASHION OPENING “Secret no,5 – SRS -" (Netherlands)
    2008
    • ・ Yokohama Museum of Art / GOTH “Secret no,4 - SRS -” (Japan)
    2007
    • ・ Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Taipei) / FASHION ACCIDENTALLY “Secret no,3 - GRANDMOTHER -” (Taiwan)
    2006
    • ・ SOLOMON R.GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM COMMISSION PERFORMANCE WORK “Secret no,2 - LOVE CASTRATION -” (Japan)
    2005
    • ・ Yokohama Triennale 2005 / ART CIRCUS“Secret no,1 - LOVE REINCARNATION -” (Japan)

    OTHER WORKS

    2017
    • ・ adidas Shibuya / ULTRA BOOST X
    2012
    • ・ Feature film "Monsters Club" / Actor - Special Makeup Design
    2011
    • ・ Documentary film "PYUUPIRU" / Actor
    2009
    • ・ Qomolangma Tomato 3rd ALBUM "camouflage" / Art Direction
    2008
    • ・ UKAWANIMATION! / Costume Design
    2006
    • ・ Yomiuri Newspaper (Evening paper) / Columnist
    2005
    • ・ ABSOLUT VODKA WORLD CAMPAIGN / Model - Creative Director

    PUBLIC COLLECTION

    • ・ "PLANETARIA" / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Netherlands)

    PHOTO BY JAMES ROBERT SOUTHARD

VIEW WORKS

GODDESS - IRIS dancing in the air - 2019 © Pyuupiru

GODDESS - HEL reviving the dead - 2019 © Pyuupiru

GODDESS - MEDUSA seducing a monster - 2011 © Pyuupiru

LOVE REINCARNATION, 2005 © Pyuupiru

LOVE REINCARNATION, 2005 © Pyuupiru

PLANETARIA / Pluto, 2003 © Pyuupiru - Photo by Masayuki Yoshinaga

Snow White, 2008 © Pyuupiru

Kumapiru, 2000 © Pyuupiru - Photo by Masayuki Yoshinaga

Virgin White, 2008 © Pyuupiru - Collection of Yokohama Museum of Art

Selfportrait #25 A cake maker tricks and poisons, 2008 © Pyuupiru

Title
GODDESS
Artist
PYUUPIRU
Date
November 22, 2019 - February 13, 2020
Venue
DIESEL ART GALLERY
WEB
www.diesel.co.jp/art
Address
cocoti B1F, 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel
03-6427-5955
Hours
11:30 - 21:00
Holidays
Non-Regular Holiday
AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Artist's autograph session will be held on Saturday December 21, 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 at DIESEL ART GALLERY.

Date: December 21, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: DIESEL ART GALLERY
Admission: Free

INSTALLATION IMAGES

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