Kazuyuki Takezaki "Tokaido The New Landscape Part ll"
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For his exhibition with MISAKO & ROSEN, "Tokaido: The New Landscape Part II", Takezaki follows a process similar to that which informed his work on view at the Vangi Museum. Rather than presenting a straightforward re-presentation of Shizuoka landscapes (e.g., Amagi, Mishima, Mariko) which he viewed during travels in preparation for his paintings, Takezaki drew on multiple first-hand sensorial experiences of these and other thematically unrelated landscapes. The resulting works bear a considered relationship to the famed 53 woodcut prints of Hiroshige, which picture the Tokaido or "Eastern Sea Road", yet are meant to both continue and expand upon the possibility of the landscape, hence Takezaki's numbering syetem which begins with 54.
A formal development in these works is Takezaki's controlled use of the cut-up; unconcerned with the presentation of multiple vantage points of the same viewed landscape, Takezaki rather attempts to present a collage of the senses and a single image that bears the trace of multiple places whose existence remains inseparable from the pictured landscape. Takezaki describes this process as one of multiplication, in contrast to an additive approach.
Another key element is Takezaki's installation-based expansion of painting. In both the Vangi and MISAKO & ROSEN exhbitions, he has built makeshift structures suitable for temporary inhabitation and consideration. These transitory spaces are composed from objects encountered in the actual experience of the represented landscape. Realizing the continued possibilities of considering Tokaido, Takezaki has created for the MISAKO & ROSEN exhibition new works that picture the sites of Miho and Yui (both in Shizuoka City) and Senbonhama and Heda (both in Numazu city) - and while the Vangi works drew on water as a primary thematic, the present installation represents an abstract consideration of elemental sky and light.
From 2011-08-07 To 2011-09-11
Opening Reception on 2011-08-07 from 13:00 to 16:00