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.

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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 further related works to show the entire vision of "GODDESS" as PYUUPIRU envisages and dreams of.

Profile PYUUPIRU

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.

Event Info
TitleGODDESS
PeriodNovember 22, 2019 - February 13, 2020
VenueDIESEL ART GALLERY
Addresscocoti B1F, 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel03-6427-5955
Hours11:30 - 21:00
HolidaysNon-Regular Holiday