It’s All Good
150cm x 150cm – Mixed media on French linen, 2018
"It's All Good" belongs to the serie "Nouveau Language" (2020), inspired by Emoji symbols, which has been a hit since its debut on Japanese phones in the 1990s. Now it becomes a popular language all over the world. The focus of the work is the symbol "Like" with the gesture of thumbs up to show approval, appreciation or a compliment and the slogan "It's all good". On a closer look, the text hidden under the work also carries meaningful messages such as "Enjoy life" or "Count your blessings". The resonance between the calligraphy, the eye-catching color play mixing the striking neon colors with pop-art polka dots, stars, and lines has brought a breath of fresh air full of optimism and youthfulness. Through "It's all good", once again Kongo broke the barrier of art by bringing it closer to the general by exploiting everyday topics like Emoji.