© Jun Iwamoto

My work examines themes of identity, inner self, value, ethic, alienation, absurd, language and perception by exploring multiple narrative contexts from myth to capitalism-related issues and current technology development. In my art, content and knowledge value are much more important than just aesthetic style. My relation to art is verbal and I use language alongside image and object in my artwork because I try to offer content that people (not necessarily art people) could understand and reflect. The narrative contexts are created through the perspectives of critical theory, sociology, philosophy and psychology. One of my current researches have been about how capitalism and its universal, social and cultural structures influence individual identity especially inner self such as value, mind, ethic, desire, memory and perspective. A capitalist society is one where most people, rich and poor, believe all sorts of things that are really just value judgments that relate back to the economic system. In short, one of the biggest evils of capitalism is that capitalist ideas teach all of us to be anxious, competitive, conformist, complacent and make us feel alienated psychologically. In my recent artworks the contents are embodied to language-oriented tactile sculpture and installation by using applied-technology in modern society such as metal lightbox public advert system, LED moving massage display and challenge people’s notions of the themes in our time.
My work examines themes of identity, inner self, value, ethic, alienation, absurd, language and perception by exploring multiple narrative contexts from myth to capitalism-related issues and current technology development. In my art, content and knowledge value are much more important than just aesthetic style. My relation to art is verbal and I use language alongside image and object in my artwork because I try to offer content that people (not necessarily art people) could understand and reflect. The narrative contexts are created through the perspectives of critical theory, sociology, philosophy and psychology. One of my current researches have been about how capitalism and its universal, social and cultural structures influence individual identity especially inner self such as value, mind, ethic, desire, memory and perspective. A capitalist society is one where most people, rich and poor, believe all sorts of things that are really just value judgments that relate back to the economic system. In short, one of the biggest evils of capitalism is that capitalist ideas teach all of us to be anxious, competitive, conformist, complacent and make us feel alienated psychologically. In my recent artworks the contents are embodied to language-oriented tactile sculpture and installation by using applied-technology in modern society such as metal lightbox public advert system, LED moving massage display and challenge people’s notions of the themes in our time.