The design of the “installation art” was developed by Tsuyoshi Tane(DGT), a renowned Paris-based architect, together with CITIZEN’s in-house design team. Celebrating the theme of “LIGHT is TIME,” the installation is comprised of the main plates — the main movement plate that forms the foundation of all watches. The 80,000 main plates suspended in air create an inspirational space for our exhibition at Triennale di Milano
The evolution of desire through greed and consumerism is explored with a bit of irony and humor in the artist’s large-scale works, where taxidermied animals have their antlers sculpted into objects like replica weaponry or corporate logos, often before being gold-plated. The majestic beauty of the animals themselves sometimes stands at odds with the cold, sharp-edged beauty of glittering metal, but other works strike a softer chord.
I am a collector. The beach is my flea market and found objects my inspiration.
Crushed by storms and carved by blowing sand, once familiar forms have lost much of their original shape and purpose. It is my challenge to take them back to my studio and give them a new life.
In the studio I sort the objects into themes. Whether by color, shape or function, a narrative begins to form. As parts of a greater sculptural creation, the individual identities become subsumed; the parts become the building blocks of a new composition. My object groupings are large scale. Arranged on a black background I use a specially built rig to hold the camera. I light the composition to optimize what I feel is the most seductive property of each collection. This creates a flat yet strangely three-dimensional image.
Whether glass bottles, plastic spoons and forks or petrol containers, the intimacy of the work has a universal appeal. The objects I use also represent personal and cultural history and memories fond and haunting.