Katsuki Tanaka "I Shall be Van Gappo! The Life of Katsuki Tanaka, the Artist of Fire"
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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.
Talk and slide show: "New Baka Drill"
with Masakazu Amahisa
December 20th, 18:30-
Fee: ¥1500 (includes one drink)
Reservations: Tel 03-3401-0741 or email info@calmandpunk
From 2008-12-19 To 2009-02-01
Closed from December 29th (Mon) through January 4th (Sun)
Opening Reception on 2008-12-19 from 18:00 to 21:00
Very good gallery linked to the editor Gas Book. The place is confortable with sofa and books to chill. Katsuki Tanaka is a excellent and crazy illustrator that really give a good energy. shoulb be seen untill it close!
Jer / http://www.elshopo.com/