Tsukasa Ohtake “VINYL”
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Ohtake is a Nagoya based artist working mainly with two-dimensional works. He studied traditional Japanese painting and depicted landscapes and plants with natural mineral pigments. However, he felt uncertain about the motifs and the material in connection to daily life, and gradually shifted his subject matter to what felt more real, necessary, and fun. Ohtake now works mainly with acrylic paints and depicts human life associated with images and behaviors of personified animals.
Three years since his last solo exhibition, Ohtake will present new paintings and paper cutouts.
Ohtake unifies his collection of odd sceneries and bizarre objects by placing them into a vinyl bag. It is an aggregation of elements that originally were not meant to be beside each other, and scenes often overlooked in everyday life.
In his new paper cutout “CAROL” (2009), a skeleton girl with braids stands among a group of deformed animals. The surface of the work is partly covered with a mat acrylic sheet giving depth to the two-dimensional picture and changing its atmosphere to something more obscure.
From 2010-01-09 To 2010-02-06