Yusuke Muroi | 室井 悠輔

グラフィティ(街の落書き)に衝撃を受け、反文化的な立場で制作を始める。既成品や風景に何かを加えることでアイディアを形にしていたが、形に残らないことが多いので、完成時に写真で記録することで作品としている。また、芸術の周縁に強い関心を持ち、そこから着想を得て制作をおこなう。制作を始めて数年間は自己矛盾を抱えていたが、美術家ジャン・デュビュッフェやマイク・ケリーの思想が救いとなり、指標となる。

Muroi was influenced by graffiti in the streets and started making work from an anti-cultural standpoint. He shapes his ideas by adding something to ready-made goods and the landscape. However they do not keep their original shape. He regards photographic records as his works and is interested in what exists outside of Art. He also makes artworks that are inspired by what lies outside the field of Art. Although he experienced a lot of self-conflict in his work for several years, the ways of thinking of the painter Jean Dubuffet and the artist Mike Kelley enabled him to find a new direction and key sites of reference.