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.
Girls in various sizes, large and small, appear in the works of Ryoko Kaneta.
These girls are personifications of natural objects, phenomena, intentions, and memories.
Kaneta expresses the local thinking and traditions of a land through the stories created by these personifications.
These girls, who fill the entire surface of the image, all exist in different times.
The wealth of this information entertains the viewers of her works.
These narrative works remind us of the thinking of an ancient in which all things were considered to have a mind.
These aspects of nature that have been turned into characters could be seen as a bridge that connects the story with we contemporary people.
1991 Born in Ibaraki, Japan
2014 Graduated from Yokohama College of Art and Design
Solo Exhibition “The Whisper of Nature”/LONG DIVISION GALLERY(Melbourne,Australia)
ASIAN CREATIVE AWARDS vol.1 EXHIBITION/THE JAM FACTORY(Bangkok,Thailand)
ATC Pieces Exhibition/Artcomplex Center(Tokyo,Japan)
“In the lambent forest”by Mariko Ohashi, Ryoko Kaneta/MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY(Tokyo,Japan)
ASIAN CREATIVE AWARDS vol.1 EXHIBITION/TAKEO MIHONCHO HONTEN(Tokyo,Japan)
Thumb hole exhibition/Artcomplex Center(Tokyo,Japan)
Graduation Exhibition of Yokohama Art College/Yokohama Red Brick Warehous(Yokohama,Japan)
10th Anniversary Exhibition/Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery(Tokyo,Japan)
Trance Effusion Ⅲ/Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery (Tokyo,Japan)
Miracle Meme/Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery(Tokyo,Japan)
Liquitex Art Prize/3331arts Chiyoda(Tokyo,Japan)
Trance Effusion Ⅱ/Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery(Tokyo,Japan)
199X 5／Artcomplex Center(Tokyo,Japan)
199X 4／Artcomplex Center(Tokyo,Japan)
199X 3／Artcomplex Center(Tokyo,Japan)
199X 2／Gallery Ledeco(Tokyo,Japan)
2012 199X／Gallery Juillet(Tokyo,Japan)
+DESIGNING Prize – ASIAN CREATIVE AWARDS vol.1
Graduation Exhibition of Yokohama Art College
Liquitex Art Prize