Keiichi Tanaami "Daydream"
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Nanzuka Underground is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Keiichi Tanaami (1936-). In contrast to the print art which he has set as a main battlefield for the presentation of his works, for this exhibition, Tanaami has produced new works in painting, drawing and sculpture.
Keiichi Tanaami started his career as an artist in the late 1950s and became famous for his distinctly pop illustrations and designs from the 60s to the 70s. Having been associated with Andy Warhol and Jasper Jones, and designed the album jacket of "The Monkees", his works have been highly valued internationally since then. In recent years, the reputation of his works keeps rising, involving new generations. In August 2007, his work made the cover of "Wallpaper" (world wide style magazine from UK).
This exhibition titled "DAYDREAM" will include works that are focused on goldfish and young girls as the newest form of Keiichi Tanaami who has always embodied the frontier of culture.
-Reception: October 26th (Fri) 19:00- *The artist will attend the reception.
-Screening of video works
November 30th (Fri) 18:00-19:00
December 1st (Sat) 18:00-19:00 (Entrance: ¥1000)
Works that will be screened:
"TRIP" (collaboration with Nobuhiro Aihara), 2005
"Madonna’s Temptation" (collaboration with Nobuhiro Aihara), 2006
"NOISE" (collaboration with Nobuhiro Aihara), 2007
"INCH-HIGH SAMURAI" (collaboration with Nobuhiro Aihara), 2007
8 more works are planned to be screened.
-Talk Event November 24th (Sat) 18:00-19:00
Keiichi Tanaami x Tabaimo
From 2007-10-27 To 2007-12-23
Keiichi Tanaami works in animation, painting, and sculpture. Goldfish are a common motif in all of these media. Tokyo Art Beat talked to Tanaami before the opening of his exhibition "Daydream" at Nazuka Gallery to learn why goldfish play such an important role in his work.
田名網敬一氏は、１９６０年代からアニメーション、絵画、立体など様々なメディアの作品を作っています。全てのメディアでは金魚のモチーフがよく登場します。Tokyo Art Beatが渋谷のNanzuka Undergroundギャラリーで開催されている個展の準備で忙しい田名網先生をつかまって、金魚の話を伺いました。
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The larger works in this show are billed as "paintings", yet when you get up close, you can see the inkjet marks of the print that he painted over. Technology often tends to drive formal presentation in contemporary painting, but this was just paint by the numbers. (And sloppily done, at that.)
I wonder at the large number of yoni-centric images that filled the second room of the show, as well. Feminism 2.0? The highlight was the scrappy animation projected on the wall- it was nice to see something done by his actual hand instead of rendered in Illustrator and run through the warp twirl tool that he has grown so fond of the past few years.