Robots, Samurai & The Inbetween
New Works by Hori Miso
September 19-October 11, 2020
We are excited to be welcoming Chicago-based artist Hori Miso to our walls beginning Saturday, September 19. Primarily working with wheat-pasted pieces on the streets of Chicago, Hori Miso blends pop culture, hip hop, Tokyo street art and the Japanese aesthetic.
While we will be open for viewing on Saturday the 19th, 10am-6pm, we are being cautious and will not be holding an opening reception — so make sure to sign up for our gallery previews email list at http://previews.rotofugi.com for first notice when works are available to purchase!
The gallery is open for viewing at Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 10am-6pm daily, or view online at gallery.rotofugi.com
About the Artist / Artist Statement
“Growing up in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, I have always been drawn to the pulse of the city. My primary focus is wheat-pasting, applying an image, usually on a public space, with homemade paste. I have expanded mediums to canvas work and murals, but I enjoy wheat-pasting the most because of it’s organic, temporal nature. The lifespan of my wheat-pasted pieces is unpredictable…some fade with grace while other are gone too soon, but either way I try to compliment the landscape they call home. Wheat-pasting allows me to put an idea to paper, bring it to life with paint, and share it by choosing just the right location to provide context. The application process allows me to literally get my hands dirty and contribute to the sights and sounds of the city.”
“My self-taught work is influenced by pop culture, hip hop, Tokyo street art and the Japanese aesthetic. While my work can currently be seen around the city of Chicago, I’ve had the opportunity to wheat-paste in some of my favorite spots in Tokyo, leaving behind a little of myself in a place that’s given me so much.“
“Creativity feeds the soul and I am constantly finding inspiration in the ‘every day.’ Robots and Samurai are rad, but don’t forget the inbetween.“
- Hori Miso, Chicago, September 2020