a two-man exhibition by Japanese artist, Hiroshi Shinno and Danish-Japanese artist, Silas Inoue. Inspired by the 150-years anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark, this exhibition is part of an artistic exchange between YOD Gallery, Osaka and Marie Kirkegaard Gallery.
The exhibition title Phenotype is a biological term, defining an organism’s characteristics or traits, such as its morphology, development or behaviour. The term also describes the products of an organism’s behaviour such as an ant farm, a bird’s nest, a beaver´s dam, etc. Behaviours, which to a different extend influence the surrounding ecosystems – as when a beaver dam floods, and change its habitat.
The works of both artists stem from a deep fascination with nature, and a profound interest in humanity’s complex interaction with it. Different sorts of flora and fauna are consistent elements in the exhibition, weather they be real organisms, or synthetic or pictorial representations of natural and imaginative creatures.