Huhtamaki Wab is an artist who lives and works in Devon. Wab works between painting, performance, video, installation and sculpture alongside his role as director of the Genius Treasure Collection. Wab’s practice operates within an animistic and non-anthropocentric world. Interconnected spirits and humans populate landscapes that create ecstatic realities. Heavily informed by the animistic culture from his birthplace of Japan, Wab’s work includes depictions of yokai in ukiyo-e prints as well as contemporary representations of this heritage in cultures such as manga.
Solo exhibitions include: Why do you follow my son around? Because I like mites?, Exeter Phoenix, (2020-2021); Rame Projects, Cornwall, (2020); Blackwing Studio, London, (2019).
Group exhibitions include: Goose Summer, online (2020); Encounter with the Monolith /Vorspiel, Backsteinboot Gallery, Berlin (2020); Got if For Cheap/Velvet Ropes, House of Vans, London (2019); Barbara Wesolowska and Huhtamaki Wab, Penarth Centre, London (2019); Me and my Animal Friends, CCA, Glasgow (2019).