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▪︎Date …2023/9/23(sat)~2023/10/1(sun) ▪︎Open …13:00-19:00 *Closed on 9/27(tue) ▪︎Admission free ~ donation ▪︎Place … FLYING GALLERY ▪︎Address … 152-0004 2F, 3-3-13 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Exhibition overview

I see animals around me all the time. I always make drawings, paintings and puppets of the ones that are weird or interesting enough, and I'm showing a selection of the animal works at Aquvii. The title 'beest mode, (beest means beast in Dutch) stems from Beast Mode which means; "aggressive, animalistic persona that one might assume when in competition or combat in order to overpower an opponent" Most of the animals I make look like they are in that terror state of mind.

Johan Kleinjan

In 1999 Johan started drawing people and his surroundings while attending the Tokyo Zokei University as an exchange student, and joined the Tokyo based collective Obscure. Back in Rotterdam he founded the art collective Antistrot. After working with the collective for ten years he worked in art residencies in Kronstadt, Russia, Taipei, & Beijing and Chongqing, China. The last couple of years he has been working on drawings, paintings and sculptures of memorized Asian buildings & situations, mud trucks, animals, and criminals & reality stars he sees on tv. Besides his autonomous practice he makes illustrations for various magazines and newspapers.




1 minute walk from Gakugeidaigaku Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line

3-3-13 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0004 2
(Second floor of second-hand clothing store TELEPATHY ROUTE)