EXHIBITIONS

CHRIS FIST OF BASEBALL

CURRENT

2022.8.26 [fri] – 10.1 [sat]

YUKIKOMIZUTANI

CHRIS 'TAYLOR WONDER', mixed media, 2022

YUKIKOMIZUTANI is pleased to present CHRIS’s solo exhibition “FIST OF BASEBALL” from August 25 to October 1. With a vast array of magazines and hobby collectibles, CHRIS has always looked to his collection as a source of creativity. Celebrating his 10th year as an artist, the exhibition will feature works that re-examine the act of collecting, which has played a central role in his understanding and creation of art works. In this exhibition, titled “FIST OF BASEBALL,” a baseball league in a fictional universe is materialized in the form of trading cards. In collecting trading cards, a collector becomes engaged in a unique process of world-building. In a time when we are seeing unprecedented levels of individuality and creativity in society, the trading card can be seen as an item representative of the collector’s culture today. Throughout the exhibition, CHRIS makes an iteration of the trading card where the act of collecting leads to world-building, hinting of potential creativity in the act of collecting.

 

CHRIS / Artist

Born in San Francisco and raised in Tokyo. He mixes his vast collection of stickers, cards, video games, manga, and magazines with his unique world view and elevates them into his artworks.
Since 2022, he has been presenting “FIST OF BASEBALL,” a new series of works inspired by trading cards.

'SIMBA' mixed media, 2022

'SIMBA' mixed media, 2022

'MARILYN LAINE' mixed media, 2022

'MARILYN LAINE' mixed media, 2022

'FIST OF BASEBALL' 2022, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'FIST OF BASEBALL' 2022, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'FIST OF BASEBALL' 2022, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'FIST OF BASEBALL' 2022, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'FIST OF BASEBALL' 2022, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'FIST OF BASEBALL' 2022, YUKIKOMIZUTANI