Junya Shigematsu2009

Fubon Art Foundation

Fubon Art Foundation
Taipei, Taiwan

Bi Color presents the social phenomenon of “dining alone” in Japan. “Dining alone”, by its face value, means a person eating without company. This social phenomenon formed in the 1990’s changed people’s dining habit. In the earlier times, a family usually shared time and the things happened during the day over dinner. In today’s society, parents are working late and children are eating alone and rushing to the evening classes. Everyone is changing in this society, so a large number of “children with house keys” are now “dining alone” in convenient stores or fast-food restaurants after school.

This work is set at a background of a luxury dining environment, yet in high contrast the scene is configured as a one-person dining space. Although he is eating gourmet food, not a trace of happiness and contentment is revealed. The dishes served are great party foods, such as spaghetti, pizza, steaks, and more, suitable for sharing. The air-filled latex feast stresses the conflict and highlights the loneliness and emptiness of “Dining Alone”.


  • Title: BI COLOR
  • Creator: Junya Shigematsu
  • Date: 2009
  • Type: Mixed media
  • Location: Private House at Dunnan

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