Smoke

Japan (2007)

Smoke

Japan (2007)

 

Smoke

Japan (2007) 

Smoke is a graphic triptych commissioned by Mr. Teruo Kurasaki for JT's headquarters in Tokyo.  Climate Change was barely beginning to enter into the general consciousness in 2006 when Al Gore's documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' came out. Climate change controversy raged in the public arena. The same year a documentary released in the UK claimed that global warming was one great swindle. Although man-made climate change was not a popular artistic subject at this time, Katrín Ólína was already exploring ecological themes in her work. Smoke is a reflection on waste and pollution in the environment and a critique of the Mass Consumer Society.

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The triptych was produced in Tokyo and combines print and mixed media on canvas.
 Size of each piece: 2300 mm x 1650 mm.

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Red : Inspired by Nick Cave's song titled 'There she goes, my beautiful World'. The end is a new beginning.

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Blue : Each year a myriad of new creatures is discovered while others continue their interminable decline. We don't realise we are the protagonists in the film noir that we are watching. The game is changing and alien clouds appear in the sky.

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Yellow : How many waves has the Ocean produced since Hokusai's Great Wave off Kanagawa?  What goes around comes around.

The World is full of stuff at JT offices in Tokyo.

The World is full of stuff at JT offices in Tokyo.

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