Debut of “SORAYAMA Space Park by AMKK at Central Embassy”
The iconic lifestyle destination Central Embassy will present the global debut of “SORAYAMA Space Park by AMKK at Central Embassy”, the World’s revealing of the life-sized scale giant aluminum Tyrannosaurus sculpture setting its feet on the spectacular moon surface landscape. This is the first set of collaborative art pieces by Japanese artists Hajime Sorayama and Azuma Makoto from AMKK. Visitors will be able to travel beyond the universe with this unique ‘Space Park’ installation concept that combines the worlds of outer space and nature into one. This exhibition is in partnership with Nanzuka and EchoOne Nanzuka and will be on show from 16th October to 17th November 2019. jiji
The grand opening will see the 11-meter long and 3.74-meter tall sculpture, the largest scale ever created by Sorayama to take over the outdoor yard of Central Embassy’s Level G. The oeuvre draws on the artist’s renowned sense of realistic expressional techniques and builds on his series of paintings having been exploring dinosaurs since the 1980s. On this occasion, he has painted a Tyrannosaurus specifically for this project and transformed it into a giant life-sized sculpture.
The installation will come paired with a spectacular moon surface created by experimental floral and botanical creator, AMKK, to create the otherworldly merge of terrain and outer space in one dimension. In parallel, the indoor atrium of Central Embassy’s Level G will welcome 5 smaller T-Rex sculptures also depicted in 5 stunning landscapes by AMKK; jungle, desert, glacier, moss, and lake.
Hajime Sorayama is the godfather of realistic expression through his use of airbrush techniques. His signature body of work, the organic-robotic series “Sexy Robot” was part of his collaboration with Dior Men for its 2019 pre-fall collection in Tokyo and gained him world-wide recognition. He has also showcased his work in exhibitions including “Unorthodox” (New York, 2015), “Desire” (Miami, 2016), “The Universe and Art” (Tokyo, 2016 / Singapore, 2017), and the large-scale group show “Cool Japan” which recently took in Amsterdam.
AMKK, directed by Azuma Makoto, is known for finding intangible and exhaustive elements, namely, sensuous factors such as music in flowers/plants and expressing them in his work to present totally new aspects of them. His most notable work includes “Jardin de Temps” for Maison Hermès (Ginza, 2013), “Exobiotanica: Botanical Space Flight” in Black Rock Desert (USA, 2014), “Biennale des Antiquaires” for Boucheron (Paris,
2014), “Fendi Flowerland” for Fendi (Tokyo, 2016), and most recently “The Flowerscape Series” for SIWILAI CITY CLUB, Central Embassy (Bangkok, 2018)
Visitors will also be able to enjoy limited edition merchandise by Sorayama and AMKK available at SIWILAI Store, level 5, Central Embassy, including a painting, prints, t-shirts, caps, tote bags and more, plus the Flower Shop will be selling AMKK’s beautiful floral creations. Those interested to know more about the giant T-Rex and five small T-Rexes can contact staff for more detailed information.