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Kazuki Guzman: Banana Art

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Kazuki Guzmán

High Fashion Bananas

 

These banana as object artworks are incredible. I also think I like the idea that the work itself rots away and it can only exist afte by photograph. There's something really human about that.

 

As he says on his site “I enjoy taking jokes seriously, until they become ‘art’ in one way or another. My artworks are often the accidental outcome of playful interactions between the materials and myself.”

 Artist Bio:

 

In a way, even my name ‘Kazuki Guzmán’ is an important reflection of my unique heritage. My father is a macho Chilean and my mother is a delicate lady from Japan. Because of them, my work reflects not only the things I love, but also my most essential character traits. My cultural background, my personal experiences, my family, friends, and hobbies are common themes shown in my pieces; the convergence of their disparate origins is an important part of what makes my work dynamic. I take confidence in my art and use it as a way of expressing my feelings, as well as my appreciation and love for the people, places, and things that make me Kazuki Guzmán.


Like my own history, my media is never fixed; my artworks range from large installations that are activated by the space or the viewers, to series of sculptures made from everyday objects. I consider my art practice as part of a playful exploration of ideas and materials. The notion of ‘play’ is at the core of my art practice. I enjoy taking jokes seriously, until they become ‘art’ in one way or another. My artworks are often the accidental outcome of playful interactions between the materials and myself. I equally enjoy allowing my materials to define the context of my artwork, and conversely, the challenge of letting the context of my work dictate the material execution. Most of my inspirations arise from mundane events: a trip to the antique store, revisiting children’s books and toys, or buying groceries. Most importantly, I strive for intricacy and exquisite craftsmanship in my work, while focusing on not loosing my very whimsical sense of humor and play.