Ryohei Usui

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installation view: Objects on the table, 2016, Utrecht, Tokyo, photo: Futoshi Miyagi

As I walk around the streets of Tokyo, I often come across plastic containers left with some contents or PET bottles abandoned on spot.

On the streets, on the fences, on the switchboards, on the railings of the bridges, or in the shrubberies, unconsciously placed containers stand like still-life motifs illuminated by the summer sun, the dusk sunshine, and the streetlights lit in the dark.

Although the presence of these plastic bottles is insignificant, I sometimes found them very attractive like the composition of Giorgio Morandi's still-life paintings.

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