Young graphic designers have typically built up their careers doing work for major clients and garnering awards in design competitions. But Ryu Mieno has taken a different path, based on his unique, alternative work stance. What sets him apart is that Mieno, based in Kyoto, only does work that he wants to do, relying on a network of his contemporaries. His activities go beyond the limits of design and art and include operation of VOU, a gallery cum designer merchandise shop, and involvement in the performing arts. Everything he does is filled with a sense of raw handmade creativity and youthful vitality. This exhibition showcased almost all of Mieno's work to date.
Graphic West 8: Ryu Mieno Solo Exhibition 2011-2019 “Quibble.”
November 09, 2019–December 21, 2019
ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto
Photographer: YOSHIDA Akihito