3/24 (Sat.) - 4/29 (Sun.), 2012
Opening Salon : 3/24 (Sat.) 6-9pm
Friday through Sunday 1-7pm and Monday 5-11pm
will open at 1pm before the opening salon on Saturday, 3/24. The artist will
attend the opening at 6-9pm.
Japan - waitingroom is pleased to announce a solo exhibition “NOSELF” by
Hisami Tanaka, through March 24th to April 29th,
2012. This is Tanaka's first solo
exhibition at waitingroom and will showcase a brand new
collection of paintings and drawings.
born in Ibaraki in 1976 and graduated from Tama Art University,
majoring in Design. Recent exhibitions include "windows and
the stories" (2011, waitingroom, Tokyo), "Tokyo Wonder Wall"
(2010, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo), and many others.
years, Tanaka was focusing on the “existence and non-existence
of the quality and power” for different distinctions
in the world. He chose specific motifs that have “quality
and power” from the landscape, people, objects around
him and restructure them to make them abstracted in his painting.
By doing so, he attempted to assimilate them to other elements
and flatten the “relation” or “quality” of
things around us. However, he starting asking himself about
its way and became less confident about having a reason to
choose something after a big earthquake in Japan last year.
After that, he started choosing “something that doesn’t
have power” around him and construct them in his painting.
just a thing. It can be just a line, just a color and just
a paint. I draw a line to just draw it and paint a color
to just paint it. It is probably close to a sense that human
to live. Additionally, it should be something
that is not active and not controlled by outside power because it is “just” a
thing. The same philosophy applies to a technique itself too. The thing
in front of me on the surface of the painting is not more or less than just
there is always some sort of feeling or emotion there because
I take my action to paint something. In fact, it is the theme from my point
that the painting is not logic and there is always a question of why people
want a painting in many eras from ancient time.
a question of “why I make art” is an eternal
question that is almost the same as “why we live”.
In this exhibition, Tanaka shows a brand new collection of
and drawings, expressing the reason why he makes painting
and re-view the world around us as an artist.
Born in Ibaraki in
Graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in Graphic Design.
Living and working in Kanagawa
Exhibition, "NOSELF", waitingroom,
Art Fair, "New City Art Fair", hpgrp Gallery New
York, NY, USA
Fair "ULTRA004", SPIRAL, Tokyo
Exhibition, "in the waitingroom", waitingroom,
Exhibition, "windows and the stories", waitingroom,
||Art Fair "ULTRA003",
Group Exhibition, "TOKYO WONDER WALL 2010", Museum
of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
||Solo Exhibition, "FLATLINERS",
Dining Bar ito, Tokyo
Group Exhibition, "AMUSE ART JAM 2009", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto