Pocko Park NowHere
After many years of working with Japanese artists and brands, we are proud to announce our latest adventure, Pocko Japan. Pocko Japan was born out of a desire to expand creative connections through bridging two contrasting cultures: East & West.
Japan is entering its new Imperial era Reiwa, which translates as ‘beautiful harmony’. And nothing captures the spirit of Pocko Japan more than creative partnerships blossoming through cultural exchange.
In celebration of the launch of Pocko Japan, we have been commissioned by the glorious Park Hotel Tokyo for a series of exhibitions, starting with Pocko Park NowHere. In the first of Pocko Park’s exhibition series, NowHere marries the works of Japanese illustrator, Nomoco with German-born photographer, Martin Holtkamp in a harmonious artistic partnership.
In a moment of seasonal change there is a beginning and an end, depending which side we look at things. Spring brings new life and a sense of renewal as well as a reminder of how life is fleeting.
As the steely, proportioned imagery of Holtkamp’s work meets the playful, abstraction of Nomoco’s paintings, NowHeresees two realities meet with equal force in ever-changing environments, both fragile and eternal.
Their collaborative pieces compliment each other, giving new life to their craft and cultural influences.
The title of the show in the same way has a double meaning depending how you read it: Now Here Or Nowhere. This contraposition is not only seasonal and philosophical but can also be seen in the work of the two artists on display and in the dialogue between them.