In ‘Treasure Ship’, an inflatable life-raft partly resembling a bouncy castle is suspended above the ground of the gallery by a bounty of golden, helium-filled balloons. Representative of Kito’s overall approach, where selected readymades – hula-hoops, umbrellas or shampoo bottles – are reassembled and altered from inanimate objects into installations, he colours interiors with playful narratives. In this instance; fools gold.

Kengo Kito, ‘Treasure Ship’ (2004)

Kengo Kito was born in Nagoya (1977). The artist lives & works in Japan.
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