Stella Maris was a name I found in a dream is a new exhibition by the Spanish-born Japanese artist Yoi Kawakubo. This exhibition is the latest in a series of shows presenting works that Kawakubo has developed over the past two years. Shedding light into remote corners of history, these works deliver an experience that undoubtedly will transport the visitor to an archipelago of musings, mysteries and rumination on the history of mankind.
Photos from the Private View
About the contributors
Yoi Kawakubo is an artist born in Spain and currently based in Tokyo and London. He bases his works on themes regarding the ontology of photography, light, and social issues such as disaster affected areas of Fukushima and Tohoku. Formerly a financial trader, Kawakubo began his artistic career in earnest in 2008, participating in group exhibitions in Japan, Taiwan and the United States. Selected solo exhibitions include Speak the Unspeakable, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (2012); Infininte vision, Tokyo arts Gallery, Tokyo (2013); To tell a (hi)story, Husk Gallery, London (2015), as the 2015 artist-in-residence for Art Action UK; Fall, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (2016). Kawakubo has also collaborated with other artists at The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum of Art, Tokyo (2015); The 19th Taro Award for Contemporary Art, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki. Kawakubo was shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2012) and the 19th Taro Award for Contemporary Art (2016). He was also a nominee for the 10th Shiseido Art Egg (2016). He received the POLA Art Foundation Grant for overseas research in 2015-16 and he is currently the Florence Trust Artist in Residence 2016.