Katsuki Tanaka ‘I shall be Van Gappo! the life of Katsuki Tanaka, the artist of fire’
This is a landscape.
We see the beauty in nature’s symmetry, patterns, textures and shades, in flowers or insects or other things. Art began by attempting to extract such beauty. Advances in science and technology widened methods of artistic expression, producing new ideas of art. Katsuki Tanaka has likewise been inspired by recent technological advances.
The artist discovered the beauty of nature when he was small. Whilst making landscapes for this exhibition, he asked himself “what do I find beautiful?” The pieces themselves have a moving effect on the audience, but can also be enjoyed as a way of communing with nature.
Pieces featured in the exhibition include a large-scale landscape meticulously hand painted as well as an 8 hour long stop frame animation film comprised of 81,000 images. The exhibition will be full of ideas from the artist, who works using a wide range of media including lenticular 3D cards, manga comics and film.
To coincide with the release of his new book, “New BAKA DRILL”, a gallery talk featuring the artist and Masakazu Amahisa will be held during the exhibition.
19th December 2008 – 1st February 2009
Katsuki Tanaka ‘I shall be Van Gappo! the life of Katsuki Tanaka, — the artist of fire’
Opening reception: 19th December 2008, 7–9pm
(Closed from 29th Dec to 4th Jan)
Opening hours: 11am–7pm
Gallery talk ‘BAKA DRILL live’
featuring Katsuki Tanaka & Masakazu Amahisa
22nd Decmber 2008, 6.30 pm
Admission: 1,500 yen
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