MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY was launched in January 2013. Our mission is to introduce and encourage emerging talents that we felt in love with. We explore artists and their work across various media that meet our two criteria; creativity and independence.
The theme of my works is attenuation of relationships with others and contrary dependence, human strength and fragility in the modern times. Wishing to be respected, but contradictorily, people are crafty to jockey and calculate in their head. Comparing themselves to others, people stuck within his or her shell and can not move. I want to represent such human ways frankly without denying or affirming.
My production is based upon common photographs. It may be a movie scene or sometimes I just pick up something on the net. By hiding allusions and questions toward relationships with others in the casual motif which anyone may have seen, I make the place where the audience can reflect on themselves.
1987 Born in Saitama, Japan
HEADLESS- someone who could be you / IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, TOKYO
every day / TOKYO WONDER SITE HONGO, TOKYO
TOKYO WONDERWALL 2008 MASAKO – Material / TOKYO METROPOLITAN CITY HALL, TOKYO
MASAKO – MY HOME / GALERIE SHO CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO
AAMOF / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
the 100-gou Exhibition / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
CLARA DESIRE+MASAKO+MOTOKO OTSUKI / Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, TOKYO
Group Exhibition, 7 EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION / Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, TOKYO
Accepted for TOKYO WONDER WALL 2008 (Juried President Award)
Nominated for the final review, AMUSE ARTJAM
Accepted for Shell Art Award 2007