YŌ-KAI-JU

1 November – 30 November 2014

Opening 1 November 2014, 17:00

The Original Dampkring Gallery is proud to present YŌ-KAI-JU: MYTHICAL BEASTS OF JAPAN, a first-ever collaboration uniting five preeminent masters of borosilicate glass art from East and West.

YŌ-KAI-JU premieres a new collection of sculptures co-created by award-winning artists Yoshinori Kondo, Daisuke ‘Disk’ Saito (SLOP), and Junichi ‘Rose Roads’ Kojima from Japan, with American artists SALT and SNIC. With works of stunning intricacy and luminous expression, this exhibition brings together some of the most groundbreaking techniques seen in glass art today.

YŌ-KAI-JU is a hybrid word coined to represent the show’s theme, mythical beasts of Japan. Yōkai (妖怪) is a supernatural apparition, while Kaiju (怪獣) means monster. With their wicked imaginations, the artists have spawned new mischievous monster creatures to inhabit the spirit world. Whether you’re a dedicated boro glass aficionado or seeing this artform for the first time, this exclusive exhibition is an otherworldly marvel that simply must be seen to be believed.