Daisuke Ohba Exhibition

SCAI The Bathhouse

poster for Daisuke Ohba Exhibition

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In this exhibition Ohba features a compilation of works in which he delves further into the ongoing theme of the potential of paintings that deal with the workings of nature. The compilation is further augmented by new works.

The appeal of Ohba's art is in how he makes use of iridescent pearl acrylic paint to produce works in which the images and colors undergo continual transformation depending on the movement of light and the position of the viewer. His paintings are incredibly distinctive in that they are perceived not as independent objects, but as something that comes into being through the continual interaction of the viewer, the surroundings, and time.

His technique is also quite unique—Ohba himself actively interferes with the act of painting, removing some of the paint, or painting with one extremely fine "menso fude" brush.

Recently, he has been developing a series of works in which Beyblade tops are spun on top of the canvas, producing art from the trajectories that the tops spontaneously follow as they spin and violently smash into each other. Thus, Ohba has arrived at a technique created through the actions of a number of people, and not by means of his own hand.

One piece that is part of a new series of works on display at this exhibition was made using a method that gives the impression that Ohba is taking up a new challenge for his conventional approach to painting.

This show includes a variety of works, ranging from ongoing series that the artist is continually updating, to new works he is trying his hand at. There is a large work over three meters wide and also works that until now have only been exhibited in public in London.

This is an exciting opportunity to experience the unique worldview expressed by Daisuke Ohba and to observe how the artist has further broadened the potential of his works.

[Image: Daisuke Ohba, "The Battle Stage" (2012) 180 x 180cm, acrylic on cotton. Photo: Nobutada Omote, SANDWICH]



From 2012-11-27 To 2012-12-21


Daisuke Ohba



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