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November 02 - 21, 2006

that'sneighbour by Kazu

Opening Reception: November 02, 8 - 10 PM
Artist in attendance

Free your creative thoughts and imagination

thatfsneighbour, an installation (assemblage) piece by Kazu is the result of his spontaneous and intuitive response to the objects he has acquired, responding to the narrow space of the gallery.

As Kazu says, gwhat you see is what it is, and how you feel is what you feel,h interpretation of his work is all up to the viewerfs personal feelings and imagination.

Things in the world are not always about black and white: the gray area in between possesses immense flexibility and potential. So free your creative thoughts and imagination, and find what his installation piece means to you!



Kazu
Email: kaazu124@hotmail.com
Phone: +1-204-284-3577

Artist Statement

I work spontaneously and haphazardly. Therefore the source of ideas and control over my projects is determined more by my feelings at the moment of execution than rigidly planned ideas and structures. Flexibility and adaptability to the materials are very essential and important factors of my art making. As a result the outcome is more simple, uncultivated and raw.

My sculptures are assemblages of everyday products and found objects. Composition and placement of these objects and materials is determined by joining and juxtaposing the materials in a way that I intuitively feel works the best.

I am especially interested in unconventional use of materials. The materials lose their original purpose as functional products and possess new utility in the world. How they look, alone or together, becomes most important. These pieces behave as foreign objects and they create a playful relationship with the space.

My work is about what you see is what it is [it is what it is], and how you feel is what you feel.

- Kazu


Artist C.V.

Education:
2000 - Present: BFA (Honours) Drawing Major - University of Manitoba

Achievement:
2004: Lynn Sissions Memorial Scholarship (for best watercolour and best drawing)

Solo Exhibitions:
2006: Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Winnipeg

GoSA, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Group Exhibitions:
2005: GoSA, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2004: GoSA, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Member Exhibition:
2006: Ace Art Inc., Project Room, Winnipeg

Press:
2005: Manitoban. Volume 93. Issue 12. Winnipeg

Lectures:
2005 - Present: Calligraphy for beginners, Winnipeg

Winnipeg Buddhist Temple, Winnipeg


Artist Kazu with a part of his installation in progress in Semai Gallery

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