Kensuke Sasaki Exhibition

Taro Nasu

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Kensuke Sasaki is an up-and-coming painter who won rave reviews at Art Fair Tokyo this April, as well as at the group exhibition "Zegahi no Kaiga" exhibition held at the Daiwa Press Viewing Room (Hiroshima). This is his much-anticipated first solo exhibition at Taro Nasu, featuring works with ornamental surfaces and wild brushstrokes that depict narrative elements that appear to conceal some deeper meaning. The paintings often involve discarded CD jackets, scenes from B-grade movies, girls that you seem to have seen somewhere before...

However, the works seem to resist being titled, instead asking to be displayed with all its narrative and relational aspects removed. Although Sasaki says that he has no special feelings for the subjects he chooses for his painting, there must surely be something else that spurs him on in producing these works.

This exhibition features not only Sasaki's paintings, but also his sculptures, all of which works taken together will form a large scale installation that uses the entire space of the Taro Nasu gallery in a way that cleaves to Sasaki's unique sensibility, appeal and contradictions as an artist. The 23-year old artist, fully in tune with currents in contemporary culture, reflects them in an often explosive way through his work, bypassing verbal communication in an effort to appeal directly to - and subsequently to betray - viewers.

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From 2008-09-26 To 2008-10-18

Opening Reception on 2008-09-26 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Kensuke Sasaki

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