TRiCERA will host the group show “NO BORDER” from Saturday, November 21 to Saturday, December 5. In this article, I would like to explain what made me choose the artists and what to look for in each artist.
Enjoy the art from the angle of wordsート
This time, we have selected people whose works are difficult to define in terms of genre or line of sight.
There are various genres of art in Japan and abroad, now and in the past. I think many of the artists selected this time are difficult to explain in terms of existing frameworks. However, the fact that they cannot be described in words may prove that they have something new to offer.
It is a privilege of contemporary art to be able to enjoy the charm of the work of art in words, not to mention to see it with your eyes.
Enjoy the thought of the artist behind the paint and canvas.
About the Participating Artists – Points to Watch –
Mr. Hirata is characterized by his attitude of creating sculptures in a virtual space using data collected from the Internet. That’s why he calls himself a sculptor, too. Mr. Hirata believes that “Sculpture is about space and time,” and the way he perceives existing space and materials (steel and wood) is different, but what he does is a traditional sculptural work. His work is also an opportunity for us, as modern people, to question space and time.
Prophet 2019 33 × 27.5cm Digital silver print on aluminum alloy Edition1/3
Recently, Hata’s style of work has been to paint and photograph her subjects. The human eye sees and judges colors by the reflection of light, but when I look at your work, I think it directly relates to the idea that the colors we see may be different from the real colors we see. In a sense, your photographs are a test of human vision.
g/b//u/ #1 2020 29.7 × 42cm Digital silver print Edition1/10
Saiki is a painter who creates paintings that use the canvas as a display. For those of us who rely on our phones and computers for information and communication, the display of our devices is almost like our eyes, our field of vision itself, but in a way, Mr. Saiki’s paintings, which are modeled after the display of modern people’s perspective, are very three-dimensional in nature. It’s as if our eyes were taken out of themselves. There’s something cynical about it, as if it were taken out of our eyes themselves.
life and dystopia 2019 60.6 × 91cm Acrylic, oil on canvas
Ms. Tadano uses Japanese painting techniques while using themes like modern paintings. she paints landscapes depicting the ephemeral aspect of “we humans who will disappear someday “. Japanese painting is made of mineral paints, so the surface of the painting is rough, but the feeling of monotony, combined with Tadano’s theme of “No Eternity / Things will disappear someday,” makes for a very sentimental performance.
Still on the Journey 2020 35×50cm Rock paints, wooden panels, and Japanese paper
Mr. Zeng Chao, from China, is a person who mashes up traditional and contemporary Chinese painting. Traditionally in China, the evaluation of a painting is based on how much qi is expressed, and he deliberately makes his brushstrokes visible in order to express his breath and emotions while he is painting. In other words, it is a painting that shows the painter’s presence and absence.
KS190829 2020 53×53cm oil on canvas
Neil Tomkins shows an obsession with the space between the actual landscape and the emotions of the viewer. He believes that when people look at or remember a landscape, their emotions are mixed up, and that people are looking at their own emotions through the landscape in this way.
Morning Sprit 2019 46×36cm acrylic on canvas
The interesting thing about Korean-based artist Gahyo choe’s work is that she creates a space from scratch, to put it simply. She sketches a dream she had, assembles the landscape by piecing it together, and then applies very thin layers of paint to express the texture of the dream. In the context of painting, it’s more like an abstract painting, but it’s also figurative in that it depicts the vision within a dream. It seems to me that I’m drawing very subtle lines, like the relationship between dreams and reality.
Free world#1 2019 65×53cm Gouache oil pastel canvas
Enjoying Art in Words
Whether it’s a painting or a performance, the one thing you can’t escape from in art is the fact that it’s something tangible. Visual information is very powerful. It’s often said that people are 100% determined by their appearance. But art is about the creator’s emotions and thoughts, and also about history and social conditions, in the language of modeling. Of course, it’s fine if the work is completed visually, but I think it’s more fun to appreciate the ideas that exist behind it.