6/13 (Sat.) - 7/25 (Sat.), 2009
Opening Salon: 6/13 Sat. 6pm-9pm
2009, Degital C-Print
who now works in Tokyo, began to work on digital art after
encountering Macintosh computers through the graphic
design job he took on after graduating from university.
works are all digitally produced but the surfaces of the
images depicting motifs such as landscapes are covered
in brushstrokes reminiscent of conventional oil paintings.
The visual density of the patterns is however, higher than
anything painted by hand and exemplifies Takesue's challenge
at expanding the potential of digital expression.
seek a 'presence' that can only be achieved through digital
works; that is the motivation for my creation. A 'presence'
that comes to the fore through repeatedly drawing over
and modifying the existing image. It is about giving a material
feeling to the immaterial digital." - Koichiro Takesue
images do not change physically regardless of how much
they may be worked on. However, Takesue's digital brushstroke
patterns, clearly the result of a monumental amount of
work, leave a mysterious impression on the viewer especially
of the contrast with the flat surface on which they are
printed. The motifs are also somehow portentous while
any context, inducing an uncanny anxiety.
works seek to gain a presence through the obsessive work
immaterial surface depicting a story-less
scene. It may be rather too sentimental to see in it
contemporary society, but to view these dense images
and to let our minds drift is to renew our awareness
existence that constantly seeks to retain its shape.