Hiroaki Yoshioka (1993 -) focuses on how colors, visual traditions and styles interact on a flat surface and explores the mutual relation between himself and that very interaction. Since 2015, his exhibitions have been focusing on works that simultaneously investigate the tension between physical process and existence, singularity and individuality, original and copy, precision and chaos. Yoshioka believes that it is not necessary for the viewer to understand what lies beneath a work, or what resonates with it from its visual surface as, rather than showing something through a visual language or a certain symbolism, his work behaves as if the very material, as an artwork in itself, disrupts the viewer’s identity to propose a reinterpretation of the process through which a work is appreciated.