Tomoki Kurokawa + Tatjana Doll Exhibition

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Kurokawa was born in Mie in 1975, a unique artist who is solely self-taught. With irony he calls himself an "outsider" and uses his white paper as a weapon to challenge art. His creativity is based on his internal, fierce adversarial qualities, including his very important theme of questioning how our commonsense is betrayed visually. Further, his artworks look to the antithesis of existing values. Collecting garbage as a source for imagery and having the same intensity as children's graffiti: Kurokawa breaks many rules in his efforts to eloquently question contemporary society as an artist.

Tatjana Doll was born in 1970 in former West Germany and has received widespread acclaim from around the world as an artist with unique talent for further evolving the possibilities of painting even today. Her work features strong senses of the dynamic, of scale, speed and flight. These are her shared languages of painting. She turns her brush to depict all the things that symbolize our contemporary era, from children's toys to automobiles, airplanes, road signs, historical masterpieces, or scenes from cinema or TV games. The shape of these is like humanity's early impulses, full of intellectual curiosity gained from the progress of evolution.

Both artists were born in the Seventies and employ painting as weapons. At times both of their works reach up to 10m in size and have crystalized their oeuvre through continued labor and belief in the power of painting. Their mutual creativity questions the limits of how much we can be moved by a single painting.

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From 2011-05-21 To 2011-06-18

Opening Reception on 2011-05-21 from 18:00 to 20:00

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