Post-Japan’s manifesto is simple: “Vapourwave is dead, Wavecore is the New Vapourwave.” However, this simplicity belies a complicated and beautiful selection of works, each of which is digitally created and mastered.
Grecian sculptures are layered over oceans, forests and various landscapes. Post-Japan is a layering of culture, time and eras, re-imagining religion and art, creating something completely different and new. Minerals and elements govern the universe of Post-Japan, recreating the Internet and Internet culture as almost an extension of the natural world. Their aesthetic is something that is familiar, but they have honed it to such a fine art, there is no avoiding their originality.
Post-Japan is where the digital future and the ages of human ingenuity meet, where air and water conduct themselves around Iphone apps, and where human emotion is constructed out of marble. Their art almost seems to elude a medium, acting as a force of its own that defies gallery walls and Instagram pictures.
This is the creativity of the future, where the past is not shunned but rather accepted, re-imagined. This is the future; where stock-images, water-marks and internet glitches have become seminal, imaginative works.
Words / Ruby Giles