TABuzz #2 with Teppei Kaneuji

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poster for Ryoji Ikeda +/- [the infinite between 0 and 1]

Ryoji Ikeda +/- [the infinite between 0 and 1]

at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
This event has ended - (2009-04-02 - 2009-06-21)

poster for Risaku Suzuki

Risaku Suzuki "White"

at Gallery Koyanagi
in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
This event has ended - (2009-05-28 - 2009-07-11)

poster for Tatzu Nishi

Tatzu Nishi "What if someone finds out?!"

at Urano
in the Tokyo: Others area
This event has ended - (2009-05-09 - 2009-06-13)

poster for Teppei Kaneuji

Teppei Kaneuji "Melting City, Empty Forest"

at Yokohama Museum Of Art
in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
This event has ended - (2009-03-20 - 2009-05-27)

In Interviews by TABuzz 2009-05-20

Currently with a major solo show at the Yokohama Museum of Art (until May 27), the young Japanese artist talks to TABlog about what he likes and who he admires.

I WANT TO SEE…

Ryoji Ikeda at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Although I enjoy clumsy works by clumsy artists, it feels good to look at stoic works by stoic artists too.

Risaku Suzuki at Gallery Koyanagi
His photos are always great fun to look at.

Tatzu Nishi at Arataniurano
I always find myself amazed by his work.
Ryoji Ikeda, 'data.film [n°1-a]' (2007)
I AM READING…

Shinichi Fukuoka “Dynamic Equilibrium”
I like how this book addresses the biologically vague space between things alive and not alive.

B.L.T (Beautiful Lady & Television)” and “TV Bros.” magazines.
I can’t help it! I like TV and aidoru (TV celebs).

I AM SURFING…

www.bounce.com
I am hooked on rapper Cypress Ueno’s regular column.

I AM USING…

The Zoom/H4 Compact Recorder.
This is how I make the music for my video works. (Get on Amazon.)
Teppei Kaneuji, 'Splash and Flake (Pipeline #1)' (2009)
Wood, Plastic and Steel Products
h.88×80×58cm
MY HOT TIPS TO WATCH ARE…

I recommend Kenji Itagaki, Ryota Yagi and Chihiro Mori.
Although they’re all the same age as me, they have totally different styles and produce unexpected, original works that feel unconstrained by the historical progression of art.

MY LAST COMMENT IS…

I guess all I’ve got to say is: “Please go see my exhibition in Yokohama!”

See TABlog’s review of Teppei Kaneuji’s exhibition.

This interview first appeared in TAB’s freepaper Art Map.

Teppei Kaneuji
Using magazine cuttings, plastic items, scrap wood and other readily available materials, Kaneuji creates hitherto unknown forms and shapes – cream-like sculptures that threaten to flow away at any moment, or installations that resemble anatomical samples of newly discovered organisms. His work gives viewers an enjoyable thrill similar to that of childhood games, and a sense of wholesome excitement.

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