The first, Beauty stand plus special venue in Tokyo

The first, Beauty stand plus special venue in Tokyo

Friday, July 18, 2023 – Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Special venue: Beauty Stand Plus, Shinjuku Marui Main Bldg.
Number of works: about 60

Goldfish Photo Art Exhibition
For the first time in this exhibition, the technique of painting on a photograph was presented

“Jun*Juane” is one artist who connects two artists.

Jun Iwasaki, a photographer who has been working on the theme of goldfish since 2006, and
Tae Morikawa, who has been painting pictures on the theme of endangered species and nature, share the same approach to art and present their work as one artist.

Jun Iwasaki is the son of a goldfish shop owner.
Tae Morikawa is an environmental activist and winner of the Prime Minister’s Award, Japan’s highest award regarding the SDGs.
These two people, who grew up in completely different environments, have their own perspectives on life and are challenged to share their values.

What perspectives should we have in order to create a sustainable society?

Ornamental fish are creatures created by humans.
What people explore and create is a mixture of selfishness and great technology.
Not that it is good or bad, but what is our responsibility for creating it and how should we pass it on to the next generation?
I am engaged in art activities while searching for such unanswered questions.

Like ornamental fish, there are many things in the world created to enrich people.
How should we, who created them, live?

The conflict between the two is endless, but their works have been praised as “healing” and “beautiful”.

An art lesson was held for painting with balloons.

We photographed ballet dancers with a goldfish curtain in the background.