Yoriko Takabatake “Mars”

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[Image: Yoriko Takabatake "Mars" (2020) acrylic, pigment, iron sand on canvas (detail)]

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Yoriko Takabatake’s tremendous curiosity about the phenomena of our world is undoubtedly the driving force behind her work. In this exhibition, Takabatake presents a new series based on her examination of magnetism. Inspired by the scorched and charred paints she saw while working on her “fire” series, the artist manipulates Mars Black, an iron oxide pigment with powerful magnetic forces in her artworks. The lines of the paint squeezed onto the canvas come into contact with a magnetic field and are transformed by the attraction and repulsion of the magnetic force. Compared to her previous methods, this technique draws out the innate power of the material instantaneously and unites it while creating a solid picture. This group of artworks ambitiously explores the inside of the surface, while reminding the viewers of the planet Mars (the exhibition title) — characterized by the rocks and sands full of iron oxide spreading on its surface.

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from October 24, 2020 to November 28, 2020
Exhibition Hours 12:00-18:00

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