Today, Team Monsie will carry out a solo exhibition at the Tokyo Ogodome gallery. There is somewhat of a discomfort in 2017. When something goes crazy, war starts. A year of feeling such a sense of crisis began. I feel that more peaceful thought is necessary. With such themes as subjects, I am transferring to golf items using scrap materials. Now please fight for PEACE with your driver as well.
I started playing golf since I was 10 years old, and around me, golf items were always overflowing. While helping my mother's brand of golf wear, I thought, "I want to own something I made by myself", hence I started making original headcovers. At first, I made head covers of various animals such as monkeys and lions with stuffed material, but there was something that I really liked which I didn’t sell; a donkey. One time, the idea of making this donkey with a camouflage pattern of vintage material was born. Originally I liked to go to the flea market, so when I went to the nation's largest antique show held at Roosevelt Flea Market and Brimfield on the outskirts of Boston, and thought "Is there anything that can be used for golf items?". We looked around for material to increase the variations of the donkey.
This theme is "Against War". Something is wrong in the world in 2017. No wonder any war will happen. So, for peace, let's fight with a driver. While putting out such a message, carefully handmakes each and every driver. (Yuki Uesako)
When I met Uesako’s golf bag and head cover, I felt his “desire to express” very much. Beyond the concept of golf items, I found myself trying to find something different within and beyond these pieces. If added value comes out of decorating it as an artwork in the space that is an art gallery, rather than the usual shop window, Uesako may be able to seek something new through this - with such expectation, we produced this exhibition. (Takanori Aiba)
Artist’s scheduled date of visit
March 17 - 21 (11: 00-19: 00) / 23 (11: 00-19: 00) / 24 (13: 00-19: 25), 26 (11: 00-19: 00)