Selections from TEENAGE KICKS | new works by HIBIKI MIYAZAKI

TEENAGE KICKS is our second exhibition with Hibiki Miyazaki, Portland-based printmaker and artist. The exhibition, named after the pop punk song by The Undertones, alludes to cheeky childhood delights of the artist’s youth. 

Her surrealistic imagery and sugar-coated palette in the series transports the viewer into a faraway fantasy during this peculiar season of social distancing. The drawings were created, in part, with the playfully somber idea to, “draw as if you only had six months to live,” indicating the juxtaposition of darkness yet permissiveness to create as if there’s no tomorrow. 

Miyazaki’s ‘tongue-in-cheek’ work references a bygone era, sourcing archival inspiration from 1930-50’s illustrations from the West, Chinese and Indian propaganda art, and Flemish paintings of the 15th to 17th century. Beneath the facade of idyllic nostalgia and figurative sensibility, lies a trail of dark mystery, devoid of narrative or sensemaking. Instead, the artist depicts mystical symbols for the viewer to surface subconscious associations.


“I hide in the metaphorical bushes and wait for my subconscious to nibble at it.” - Hibiki Miyazaki

See more work by Hibiki Miyazaki

WALKING WITH THE TIGER - unframed
WALKING WITH THE TIGER - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Drawings - Hibiki Miyazaki
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UNTITLED (LETTERS)
UNTITLED (LETTERS) - ZINC contemporary - Drawings - Hibiki Miyazaki
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TUMMYACHE - unframed
TUMMYACHE - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Drawings - Hibiki Miyazaki
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REFLECTION - unframed
REFLECTION - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Drawings - Hibiki Miyazaki
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MASK - unframed
MASK - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Drawings - Hibiki Miyazaki
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LITTLEBUG - unframed
LITTLEBUG - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Works On Paper - Hibiki Miyazaki
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IT'S ONLY A DREAM - unframed
IT'S ONLY A DREAM - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Works On Paper - Hibiki Miyazaki
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I SCREAM YOU SCREAM - unframed
I SCREAM YOU SCREAM - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Drawings - Hibiki Miyazaki
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GOOSE SCRIBE - unframed
GOOSE SCRIBE - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Works On Paper - Hibiki Miyazaki
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ASLEEP ON THE SHORE - unframed
ASLEEP ON THE SHORE - unframed - ZINC contemporary - Collages - Hibiki Miyazaki
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