Context of Monster project BEAUGLYS

While I studying sculpture as an undergraduate,

I always asked myself,

‘Why am I trying to make this?’ before beginning my piece.

However, having a set reason blocked my creativity.

To remedy this, I started working from images that randomly came into my head and then asked,

‘Why did I make this?'

Beaugly Fossil 1

 

Year: 2004

Medium: Painting on resin

Size: 65×35×45 cm

Randomly observing and touching nearby objects, I sculpt whatever image occurs naturally to me. As I then gaze upon it for a long period of time, other images will come to my head and with those I can create a new sculpture to overlay the previous one. Continuing on in this vein, the sculpture begins to resemble a puzzle with the pieces all mixed together, growing like vines

Beaugly Fossil 1(detail)

Beaugly Fossil 2

 

Year: 2004

Medium: Painting on resin

Size: 45×25×15 cm

My works through the random process seem to be weird, so I called them “Beaugly".

Boobsmine

 

 

Year: 2004

Medium: Painting on resin, leather, iron

Size: 50×50×50cm

‘Beaugly’ includes beauty and ugly. However, It is not only directing beauty and ugly, but also compounding more than two images which not related to each other.

Condomedusa

 

Year: 2006

Medium: Painting on resin, aluminum, bolts

Size: 35×35×35cm

The image, similar to both the structure of DNA and the galaxy simultaneously implies both the microscopic and macroscopic world.

Micro Macro Year: 2005

 

Medium: Painting on resin, condensers, epoxy, screwsSize: 50×50×150cm

Bug-er

 

Year: 2006

Medium: Painting on polycoat, bolts

Size: 50×50×50cm (variable sized)

Like donuts lined up in two neat rows in a box atop a counter, tires at the car center are put similarly on display, both of them reminding me of insects. Going along with that, as I began drawing, a series of pornographic images like masked sadomasochist perverts melded together into this bizarre final piece. Sometimes I doubted my work, thinking of it like a monster, because the more it progressed, the more grotesque it became.

Bug-er (detail)

Actually, I remembered thinking that the works of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali also looked monstrous to me when I was a child, and realized that part of the issue was that I did not know the full meaning and purpose of the work.

La femme à l'artichaut

Pablo Picasso (1881– 1973)

2005, The Monster Project was triggered by an article I read. The article conveyed the story of a woman in Philadelphia who put a monster up for auction on eBay.

The mother tried to relieve her daughter’s fear by selling the monster in the form of pictures her daughter had drawn along with her belongings in a shopping bag.

If the item was sold, her daughter need not fear the monster any more since the monster no longer lived under her bed. I came up with an idea: “If I purchase the monster pictures, I can make an exhibit of monster confinement devices based on the monster pictures.” I thought this could be a perfect, quite intriguing exhibition.

As the items had sold already, I needed another way to acquire monster pictures.

As a result of this, I set up the Monster Laboratory (www.beaugly.com) and called at many kindergartens and private art academies to gain monster pictures and children’s stories pertaining to monsters.

1. Context: How could we define a monster? 2. Monster Project part 1: Terminate monsters in your children's room. 3. Monster Project part 2 : How could this project help an possibly abused kid?

 

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Context of Monster project BEAUGLYS
1. Context: How could we define a monster? 2. Monster Project part 1: Terminate monsters in your children's room. 3. Monster Project part 2 : How could this project help an possibly abused kid?
Context of Monster project BEAUGLYS
1. Context: How could we define a monster? 2. Monster Project part 1: Terminate monsters in your children's room. 3. Monster Project part 2 : How could this project help an possibly abused kid?
Context of Monster project BEAUGLYS
1. Context: How could we define a monster? 2. Monster Project part 1: Terminate monsters in your children's room. 3. Monster Project part 2 : How could this project help an possibly abused kid?
Context of Monster project BEAUGLYS
1. Context: How could we define a monster? 2. Monster Project part 1: Terminate monsters in your children's room. 3. Monster Project part 2 : How could this project help an possibly abused kid?
Context of Monster project BEAUGLYS
1. Context: How could we define a monster? 2. Monster Project part 1 3. Monster Project part 2