Tiger Tateishi "Online Radar"

Yamamoto Gendai

poster for Tiger Tateishi "Online Radar"

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Yamamoto Gendai is pleased to present Online Radar, a solo exhibition by Tiger Tateishi from January 8th through February 5th 2011. This will be the first opportunity to publicly introduce three paintings by Tateishi, which have been recently released from a corporate collection. This exhibition will also include the artist’s self-portrait and a painting of his home province, which are both extremely rare in his body of work.

The three paintings, Online Radar, Guardians of Information and Canal Earth have been a part of a corporate collection since its production in 1994 and long been kept from public exhibition. These three pieces measure 145 x 268 cm and are exquisite illustrations of worlds that are simultaneously super-ancient and super-futuristic. The artist entered his later years around the production of these pieces, and his compositional techniques matured to reach a peak in these works.

As seen in Troy Fuji (1992), the repeating motif of a Trojan horse appears in Online Radar. The canvas displays a dynamic composition of abstracted electronic beams that fly around the central Trojan horse standing augustly in a control room. Outside the control room, horses jump around on the flat plain that extends all the way to the horizon. References to his previous works from the 1990s, along with a tiger with a spiral torso that repeatedly appears in other works from this time, also make this work distinctive. These self-references are often found in his later works, and well demonstrate his mastery over an extensive range of creative activities, including manga and picture books as well as oil painting, illustration and pottery.

Guardians of Information and Canal Earth, on the other hand, are striking portrayals of a vast expanse of earth. Presented along with these pieces are DNA of Fuji and 1946 Chikuho Japan, which occupy an especially unique place in the artist’s large body of work.

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From 2011-01-08 To 2011-02-05
Closed on Sunday, Monday and holidays

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Tiger Tateishi

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