We are all curators, in the post-modern world, whether we want to be or not.
- William Gibson.
After several years of impulsive and unquestioned image making and collecting of
random trivia and ideas, on deeper analysis of her work Innocent discovered the
subject most prevalent were the stories born from a ‘lost generation’ (a term used to
describe the Y and X generations in Japan).
The protagonists in her work where either obsessed otaku, young murderers or
lost and seemingly vulnerable children. This exhibition brings together a collection of
works that all express the stories of a generation raised by virtual wolves.
Wild, fearless and chibified children, a global expanse of souls facing each other
through a glowing screen and feeding their knowledge from a soup flavoured by
wikipedia and google but with very little context for a base, curating their life with the
click of a mouse.
Some are born from a concrete jungle screaming, passionate, obsessive and
craving infamy, then there are those that just don’t quite fit. At times they are the victim
and at others they are the perpetrator. Sometimes they are so debilitating shy they shut
themselves in and speak to the world from behind avatars and plastic gods.
No one wants to grow up and most of them don’t.
All prints are available as signed and numbered limited editions in the shop.