Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto
Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto met in 2000 and have since developed their careers together. Their work proposes ethical and aesthetic challenges to paradigms of material practice in art, craft, design and industry - especially for those materials that dominate 21st century existence: plastic, concrete and fossil fuels. They create objects that address existential threats posed by globalised resource extraction and advocate for new forms of sensory engagement with materials. Hashimoto and Keulemans have a love for historical and critical discourse and position their works as tools to open up discussion around objects that transition between exhibition, commercial and domestic spaces in relation to the senses and the body.