“The rise of Joe Suzuki from art teacher to internationally exhibited artist is no accident. Classically taught with a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from Claremont, Joe’s positive determination and imagination combine to create a distinctive style that is heavily influenced by his own interpretations of his Japanese-American upbringing and culture.
“I am interested, both visually and conceptually, in melding and mending such notions as East vs. West, high vs. low, commodity vs. craft, tradition vs. fads, and icon vs. iconoclasm.”
Joe explores this idea of visually remixing and creating fresh imagery in a variety of forms. The Daruma Doll series hones in on the traditional Japanese face mask overlayed with contemporary designs whereas the Trompeli’oeil series employs optical illusions and techniques such as origami to create 3D artworks. It is the Happy Accident series, where objects such as paint cans, bottles and brushes are suspended above familiar sculptural forms and everyday objects; which audiences are more familiar with. This instantly recognisable style of pristine artworks being ruined accidently with paint spillages led to Joe Suzuki’s collaboration with Cooper Hefner of Playboy Magazine for their ‘Creatives for Climate’ change initiative in 2018.
Here at Reem Gallery we have worked with Joe Suzuki since 2017, exhibiting his artwork across the United Kingdom, with many of his artworks finding homes with collectors across the globe. It is with great pleasure we present an online exclusive solo exhibition Happy Accidents: The Art of Joe Suzuki.
Please contact the team at Reem Gallery for further details on the available artworks or to discuss your own bespoke commission requests.”
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