Japanese Graffiti Artist Houxo Que creates art installation for Kiyomi at Jupiters
Jupiters Hotel & Casino has commissioned a Japanese street artist to create a bespoke large-scale art installation for Kiyomi, its brand new Japanese restaurant opening later this month.
Houxo Que aka Questa, a Tokyo-based artist, made a special visit to the Gold Coast to create the 6 metre x 2.6 metre installation over four days ahead of the restaurant’s opening.
Houxo Que started his art career in 1999 with a background in graffiti and works on canvas, live paintings and murals. His main series of work to date, titled “Day and Night”, are luminous installations using fluorescent paints and UV lights and reference the Japanese lotus flower. He is best known for live installations in Topshop London’s store window at Oxford Circus and high-end fashion boutique Lane Crawford. He has also exhibited at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan’s annual cultural festival.
This is Houxo‘s first work in Australia and the first time he has visited the country. His work is also featured in Chotto Matte, a modern Japanese restaurant in London’s Soho district.
“I admire the creativity of Chase Kojima and I was excited to experience the Gold Coast and have my first Australian work featured at Jupiters,” said Houxo Que.
Managing Director Queensland, Geoff Hogg, said the art installation cements Kiyomi as a destination in its own right within the resort.
“From Chase Kojima’s amazing food creations to a modern art installation, Kiyomi will be a drawcard for visitors wanting a stylish night out, whether it’s the main event, a great start to the night or the perfect night cap,” said Geoff.
“We want to break the mould of what people expect from Jupiters and offer something unique to the Gold Coast.”
The new restaurant and bar is part of the property’s $345 million transformation, which includes a fresh new exterior look, a new poolside experience, and a second new restaurant also opening this Summer. When complete the redevelopment will also include a new six-star luxury hotel tower and an array of contemporary restaurants and bars.
Kiyomi will open later this month on the Lobby Level of Jupiters Hotel & Casino. For bookings visit www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au.