FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibition by Syoujou Ooido gARUh from Friday, September 19th to Sunday, October 5th.
Ooido seriously got into drawing when he saw ancient Japanese cedar trees that still grow on Yakushima Island in Japan, and he has been drawing fragments of nature such as trees, animals and fungi since then. His elaborate works that sometimes need a few years to be completed are so simple yet contain various elements, and the condensed energy overwhelm viewers. They almost seem like the power of nature comes out through the artist, and the traces of his life.
This will be Ooidofs first solo show after being a part of our special group shows in 2012 and 2013 held at Zenkyoan.
About Syoujou Ooido (OIDON)'s works.
OIDON's hand-drawings that ultimately digitalize patterns seen in nature are so microscopic and big at the same time. They have harmony in chaos having both ends- you know, it kind of reminds me of myself being in chaos and harmony at the same level.
OIDON once told me he always starts drawings before he even knows what he's doing, and I believe that's the time your consciousness comes out. That's the time you can see your roots when you recognize your unconsciousness.
OIDON's roots grow so deep and far, and I want him to keep tracking the roots till the end.
His work is my kind of thing- not being good or bad though, it's like being itself accomplishes its being. I don't even know if they are even drawings- but they actually exist, right? Ha-ha.
What you can depend on is not your guts but your unconsciousness.
Keep up the good work unconsciously.