[Image: Satoru Tamura, ‘Point of Contact for 20 Incandescent Lamps #7’, 2018, mixed media, 73.0 x 36.5 x 11.0 cm]
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We are pleased to present ‘Connect #1’, a group exhibition by Japanese artists Satoru Tamura, baanai, and Takuro Tamura at MAKI Gallery / Tennoz, Tokyo. The three artists are from different generations, different regions, and have different ways of expression, but each entrusts a unique message to their works. In this exhibition, we hope the connection between the three artists, the gallery space and the viewers can be experienced, where new values can be discovered.
The artists in this exhibition, Satoru Tamura, baanai, and Takuro Tamura, use completely different materials and forms for their works. Each of them has their own unique perspective on the world, and their works have a certain strength that makes them stand out from the rest. It may have an experimental significance that these three distinctive artists, for the first time, have been brought together for a group show. However, viewing each of the works will make us realize a common thread among them, that the materials and motifs used in their works possess a strong message of their own. The three artists focus on materials and motifs, disconnecting them from their original contexts and reinforcing their meanings in their own expressions. In the process of creating works, they repeatedly connect and disconnect to the essence of things, hence the title of this group exhibition, ‘Connect’. In addition, the ‘#1’ represents the fact that this is the first time all three artists exhibit at MAKI Gallery. We wonder how this ‘connection’ in the gallery space will affect us all. MAKI Gallery will continue to experiment in this way and hope to make new connections and contacts with ‘Connect #2’, ‘#3’ and so on. We hope you will enjoy this exhibition, the first in a series of new projects.