Rafaël Rozendaal “Calm”
[Image: From left to right: "Extra Nervous 20 07 06," "Extra Nervous 20 06 05," "Extra Nervous 20 07 02" (2020) Plexiglass in wooden frame Photo by Shu Nakagawa]
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Over the past ten years since his first solo show at TSCA, ‘I’m Good’ (2010), Rozendaal has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at the gallery. Calm will be his first solo exhibition in Japan in three years, following ‘Generosity’ at Towada Art Center (Aomori Prefecture) in 2018.
Rozendaal uses websites, Google Chrome plug-ins, and most recently, NFTs as his canvas, then materializes these images as paintings in the physical world through techniques such as weaving and lenticular printing. His method is thus not limited to the genre of internet or computer art. Rather, it is a mode of artmaking reflective of our times, bringing awareness to daily movement between virtual space online and our physical world. In this way, though emerging from within the internet art movement, Rozendaal also holds a unique and critical position within painting’s history of inventing new mediums.
In Calm, Rozendaal presents two series of works being shown in Japan for the first time: ‘Mechanical Painting,’ which employs the technique of enamel on steel, and ‘Extra Nervous,’ a series of plexiglass mirror compositions.
from July 17, 2021 to August 28, 2021
Closed from August 8 to 16.