Shoyo Jahana: Sun Is All Bitter

When 24 Aug 2010 - 29 Aug 2010
Where Ouchi Gallery
170 Tillary Street, Suite 507
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Enquiry 347 987 4606

Shoyo Jahana, Swallowed up in fire movie. Courtesy of the artist and Ouchi Gallery, New York

August 24 – 29 2010

Press Release:

Shoyo Jahana draws and creates artworks by using his fingernails. Jahana believes that the act of using his fingernails, the personal touch of his body, gives his work life. Jahana also works with crayons because it is a primitive and familiar medium. Jahana writes characters on the wood panel with the crayon, these characters represents his daily life. They represent the making of anger, sadness, hatred, and etc. Jahana paints with a jet-black crayon then scratches into it with his fingernails. The scratch picture is then decorated with lame, fold foil, and other materials. This act is like the prayer. Nobody will see the character concealed in the ground of the work. However, it exists and will surely transmit to others in some shape or form.

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