Kenzi Shiokava

Kenzi Shiokava won Made in LA 2016’s Mohn Award at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Born in Brazil to Japanese parents, his totem works hold a very personal representation of these two contrasting cultures that form his identity. Shiokava tends to circulate around the techniques of wood carving and assemblage pieces which were both displayed in his showing for this exhibition. Through these elegantly balanced totem pieces one gets a sense of his attention to details to create unnatural forms and shapes from natural and found objects.


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