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            enji Yoshida, (a.k.a. ケンジ・ヨシダ、

          ヨシダ・ケンジ、よしだ毛んじ、超人吉田、吉田憲史)

          describes his art practice as "art of ignorance" utilizing his own ignorance as an artistic tool.

He makes mainly conceptual works and situation-specific performances. 

By examining the ambiguity and origination via mistakes and misunderstandings, Yoshida tries to grasp enigmatic understanding floated in languages. Transformed into art, his attempt often applies nonsense. At that moment, lots of ambiguities and indistinctness, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface.

His artworks focus on the inability of communication which is used to visualize understanding, the attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between differences and commonness and the dysfunctions of language. By investigating languages on a meta-level, he creates personal/social moments created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical and social reality. By applying abstraction, he tries to increase the dynamic between audience and artworks by objectifying comprehensions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.

Previously a sleepwalker, currently a father of two lovely boys; 

also the co-director of TRA-TRAVEL / Osaka Art hub

© Qenji Yoshida 2020