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.
Date : Aug. 13 (Sat) ~ Sep. 10 (Sat), 2016
Open : From Tue. to Sat. , 11am to 7pm (Close on Sun., Mon., and national holidays)
Opening Reception : Aug. 13 (Sat) 5pm ~ 7pm
The common story of their works is “memorial records”.
”Sex and Death” means our impulse hidden into memorial records unconsciously, and we can’t tell it’s normal or abnormal.
2 artists’ works express this philosophy in monochrome, so we can expand our imagination.
Please enjoy the show.
MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY Director – Masahiro Takahashi
Humans are given bodies in order to live, study languages, have emotions, have various experiences, live, live, and simply live…
We can’t find out what is happiness, unhappiness, righteousness, and wrongness easily.
The only thing for sure is that we are living and existing.
We bear our “sex” and go toward death.
As one scene of black-and-white film, photographs or pictures, I draw one woman’s proof to live as memorial records.
1978 Born in Yokohama, Japan
2003 B.F.A, Tokyo University of the Arts
2005 M.F.A, Tokyo University of the Arts
Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY and MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Masataka Contemporary’s exhibition:Japanese Women Artists / Bernarducci Meisei Gallery
Girls Expo / FUMA CONTEMPORARY TOKYO
Shinpiteki-Ganbou(The secret desire) / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
ART OSAKA 2015 / HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA
Corporate Collaboration Art Tokyo 2014 with Hello Kitty / MDP Gallery
Beginnings / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Mitsukoshi X Geidai / Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store
YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2014 / Regent Taipei
The scenery I glanced, the scent, the word someone said, but I don’t remember where I found them so I will never see them again.
Connecting pieces having at the back of my mind then creating new shapes is precious but that makes me feel sad a little.
Drawing dense lines is similar to praying.
To support fragile pieces securely.
The symbol highlighted by repetition of vivifications and funerals points me to little miracles standing stealthily in a life.
1985 Born in Tokyo
2010 Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Concentration in Oil Painting
The Joint Drawing Exhibition of 5+1 / GALERIE SIMON
Mad About You / GALLERY YUKI-SIS
Wandering salon The 10th Joint Exhibition / Gallery Little-High
Melting Point / GALLERY YUKI-SIS
The 2nd publicly sponsored exhibition “What is Drawing?” / GALERIE SIMON
The Joint Exhibition of Takashi Oda and Karin Hirano for Runners-up Prize Winner of The 2nd publicly sponsored exhibition “What is Drawing?” / GALERIE SIMON
EMERGING DIRECTORS’ ART FAIR ULTRA005 / Spiral Garden
The 2nd publicly sponsored exhibition “What is Drawing?” Runner-up Prize