tagboat GALLERY is pleased to present “MOSAIC.”.
Mar.22, – Apr.11 , 2022
Open hours : 11:00-20:00 MON-SUN
HANKYU MEN’S TOKYO 7F 2-5-1 YURAKU-CHO,CHIIYODA-KU,TOKYO 100-848
“MOSAIC.”, a two-person exhibition by artists Tamaki Kitamura and Shinji Mitsuzuka, will be held at the taboat gallery space on the 7th floor of Hankyu MEN’S TOKYO, Ginza.
Tamaki Kitamura digitally decomposes the object to be painted into colors, and by hand-painting color dots, she creates the illusion of a blurred collection of uneven colors in her paintings.
These expressions question the “human nature” of preconceived notions based solely on the information that flows from the media, and speak to the viewer about what it means to “see”.
On the other hand, Shinji Mitsuzuka’s works reduce the resolution of famous paintings and photographs that exist in reality, creating a mosaic-like representation of the actual work.
Fading memories. Records that are being erased. Mitsuzuka believes that only the desired information of the time is archived.
In response to the art history in which painters in the past developed the technique of pointillism according to various backgrounds, Mitsuzuka produces his works with the question whether “paintings that cannot be understood at first glance” should be supplied in the present age as well.
In addition, he won the Toshiko Prize at the 2022 Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art.
The two artists’ works, which show similarities from the surface of their works, also share the same “social nature” of their artworks. In this exhibition, we will show and sell their new works. Please come and see their answers to the contemporary world we live in today.
北村 環 / Tamaki Kitamura
1972 Born in Ishikawa, Japan
1995 Graduated from Tokyo Pas Zokei Gakuin
2000 Left Yamashiro Design Studio
2005 Quit working as an illustrator and started working as a painter
2020 “Independent Tokyo 2020” Special Jury Prize
2021 “The 16th TAGBOAT AWARD” Selected
三塚 新司 / Shinji Mitsuzuka
1974 Born in Nagano, Japan
2005 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts
2018 Ikebukuro Art Gathering IAG AWARDS 2018 IAG Second Award
2018 Independent Tokyo 2018 Selected Prize, Special Jury Prize
2019 Spiral SICF20
2020 Public Call Exhibition UNKNOWN ASIA 2020 Jury Prize
2021 Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition, Prefectural Assembly Chairman Award
2021 Spiral SICF22
2022 Toshiko Award, Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art