TAKAISHI Akira

TAKAISHI Akira

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Graduated from MA(Painting), Musashino Art University in 2010

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
“Descending Garden”, solo, clinic, Tokyo, 2019
“Benizaura Park Art Festival”, group, Benizakura Park, Sapporo
“Three Bodies, About 180 trillion Cells”, group, Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2017
“Last One Out Turn Off The Light”, group, galerie l'inlassable, Paris, 2017
“Underground Water Vein”, solo, Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2016

Other activities (including awards received) are
Musashino Art University Paris Award in 2016

As a Masters graduate from the Musahino Art University (Japan), Takaishi has had numerous solo and group shows in Tokyo, and most recently, he has undertaken an artist residency at the Cité Internationale des art, Paris, France (Sept 2016 – Aug 2017)

About works / performance

During the post-World War II democracy period in Japan, the psych of Japanese society felt twisted due to the American presence. In reaction to the period, artists depicted their situations indirectly using metaphorical and abstract forms. These forms subsequently appeared in the shape of distorted and claustrophobic rooms. These rooms were the pictorial spaces that represented society’s psychological perspective.
I practices in the fields of land art, installations and spatially concerned painting. Through these forms I develop structural excavations as complex reflections of societal formations and individual identities. Paradoxically, my burrows offer somewhere to escape into, and yet simultaneously entrap.

Bend, 2018, Hole in ground, L810xW535xD205cm  Special thanks to: Solitoncom Co

Bend, 2018, Hole in ground ,L810xW535xD205cm Special thanks to: Solitoncom Co

Little Bend, 2019, Hole in ground, L113xW118xD175cm

Little Bend, 2019, Hole in ground, L113xW118xD175cm

Steps, Acrylic on canvas

Corner, Acrylic on canvas

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