RISE ABOVE

VERDY

NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – December 09, 2021
GALLERY HOURS :11:00 – 19:00
GALLERY CLOSED:
SUNDAYS, MONDAYS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

※PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY MAY BE RESTRICTED IF THE NUMBER OF VISITORS EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY.

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Kaikai Kiki Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of VERDY’s solo exhibition “RISE ABOVE” on November 19, 2021.

VERDY, Japanese graphic artist, has his roots in Punk, Skate, and Harajuku culture. Since 2007, he has been working as part of VK DESIGN WORKS, and has since taken on a number of projects including collaborations and the two most iconic brands of his own to date, “Girls Don’t Cry” and “Wasted Youth.”

The graphics created by VERDY are enthusiastically supported by devoted fans. His original characters, most notably Vick, have become iconic, appearing not only in his own projects and works but also in various collaborative projects.


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This exhibition will feature VERDY’s new paintings as well as his first attempt at three-dimensional work. From shaped canvas paintings of the original character Vick to paintings of Visty produced by Kaikai Kiki’s studio, visitors will be able to fully appreciate VERDY’s vivid worldview.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.


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MESSAGE FROM THE ARTIST

I have been expressing my experiences, daily emotions, and actions in the form of art. I believe this is a very important factor in expressing myself.
In this exhibition, I have projected these elements onto my alter egos, VICK and VISTY. In addition, I also created my first three-dimensional work with Kaikai Kiki Studio, and it turned out great, so I hope many people will see it and enjoy it.

VERDY


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As precautionary measures to help contain the further spread of COVID-19, visitors are asked to wear masks and sanitize their hands before entering the gallery.
(Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance. Visitors without masks will be refused entry.)
Please refrain from visiting the gallery if you have any symptoms such as fever or cough.

Our staff will also adopt frequent hand sanitation and wear masks. The gallery will be routinely ventilated and high-touch areas will be regularly disinfected.

*Please check our website or Instagram for the latest information regarding opening hours, as the gallery schedule is subject to abrupt change due to unpredictable circumstances.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.