A Whole New Who? (Bedtime Reading), 2022
Digital Fine Art print with hand-finished ink
39,5 x 59,5 cm
Edition of 25, 2 A/P
Each edition is signed by the artist and unique with hand-drawn parts of Who the Bær.
Kunstinstituut Melly is pleased to offer on sale a new limited edition by Simon Fujiwara. Proceeds generated from the sale of these works partly go to the artist; partly towards future exhibitions at Kunstinstituut Melly.
€ 1.200 (unframed)
€ 1.480 (framed)
21% VAT surcharge applies for all sales in EU. Proceeds from the sale of this limited edition benefit our activities.
It is possible to frame the silkscreen (please select framed or non-framed).
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For his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands at Kunstinstituut Melly, artist Simon Fujiwara presented a large body of works on paper centered around his creation of an original cartoon character, Who the Bær. Fujiwara began drawing and collaging versions of his bear during the first 2020 lockdown in Berlin, developing the concept of a contemporary subject that exists as a ‘total image searching for a self in the world of images’.
Who the Bær since developed into a large-scale project manifesting in drawings, collages, sculptures, animations and animatronics. Taking a cartoon subject as a simplified lens to look at image culture, Fujiwara’s absurdist creations reflect on the complex mechanisms of defining a self in an image-dominated world.
For this limited edition, the artist returned to the origins of his project presenting an artwork that shows the way the artist uses Who as a cartoon avatar through which to explore the pleasures and traumas, violence and joys of life in the mediated modern world. Who the Bær can also be followed via their Instagram account @whothebaer.