Gaze from a Simple and Radical Standpoint. A Conversation with Jun Konishi

Published: 12.12.2016
Plastic circle. Photo by Jun Konishi..
Plastic circle. Photo by Jun Konishi.

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People usually go back to the basics when they feel lost. It is a sure way to get yourself back again. And the simpler the basics are, the more secure you feel, even in the midst of an ever-changing environment and society, while at the same time staying flexible. Grass with firm roots sways in the wind and adapts itself to its surroundings, but if rootless, it immediately gets blown away. Jun Konishi is a jewelry artist with more than 20 years’ experience. During his long career, he has established a style that is both unique and multifaceted at the same time. Konishi’s story reveals how his artistic practice is based on a clear and radical view of jewelry, as well as how he obtained it and finds new possibilities with it.