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Underlying the work of Tomihiro Kono is a modern reinterpretation of two parallel phenomena with their origins in the classics: masks and the power of transformations. When putting on one of his handcrafted wigs, the wearer takes on a different “persona” and becomes an entirely new character. This remarkable collection of wigs, inspired by a combination of disciplines ranging from art and architecture to music, fashion, and more, seems to be about finding physical and metaphysical space. Often wildly coloured and styled, the wigs represent a struggle within ourselves, but also an opportunity to search for a new essence, to grow and change, while undergoing a cathartic process.

Personas 111 The Art Of Wig Making 2017-2020, Tomihiro Kono