08.06.2018 – PHANTOM PAIN | Backwoods Gallery | Melbourne | Australia

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“Phantom Pain”, tripthyc, Yusk Imai & Dante Horoiwa, acrylics on canvas 186cm x 75cm, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018, Sunday, June 24, 2018

Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey StreetCollingwood, VIC, 3066 , Melbourne, Australia

During one of our many discussions in the studio, we came across a hidden sensation, something that is always present, yet it’s causes or even the meaning of its existence still felt very abstract, but we agreed in describing it as a dull but constant pain. This is our attempt to interpret this well of abstract sensations, and during this process we hit many notes, but one in particular kept showing up over and over for both of us, death. Maybe the fear of it, maybe what it leaves behind for the living, whatever it is, it exists. This phantom pain keeps us going, fuelling our actions in life, always present, like gravity flowing through us and all things, always wise, reminding us, ironically, that everything is impermanent. We hope that you may welcome this pain with warmth, and that it may feel less abstract now, as it does for us, through our exhibition Phantom Pain at Backwoods Gallery.

– Yusk Imai and Dante Horoiwa

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