Border of Wonder, Disorder You Shine
25/Aug/2018 - 6/Oct/2018
Masaho Anotani combines various media such as drawing, collage and spray painting, and depicts instinct, epidermal sensations, observations, doubts, and impulses, sometimes in direct ways and sometimes in surreal ways. His work has attracted attention from the fields of fashion and design, and he has presented many collaborations with fashion brands including COMME des GARCONS and ZUCCa. In 2016 his work was featured in STEIDL – WERK No. 23: MASAHO ANOTANI “DEFORMED”, created by the celebrated Singaporean designer Theseus Chan and the publisher STEIDL.
“Light” is a keyword for this exhibition. Anotani contributes a poem and a statement:
NOise Land–NO isLand
Answers Come Into Dope
Light meets Light
We are moving towards the time of losing humanity.
Everything moves at high speed beyond recognition, overflowing from our hands.
These noises are accumulated quietly, piling up so high that they even look down on us.
Being ruled by something insubstantial.
I have stopped trying to catch up with it.
Sunlight filtering through trees, morning dew, river surfaces, people and places I like, music, good food… Each is just an ephemeral light in that particular moment.
I proceed at the speed I live. Towards myself, you, and the light.
Everyone actually knows it.
I want to shine, and want to be illuminated.
This exhibition will feature new works, including works on Japanese paper mounted onto panels, as well as wall drawings.
Masaho Anotani "Border of Wonder, Disorder You Shine"
August 25 - October 6, 2018
11 am - 6 pm / Tue, Wed, Thu and Saturday
11 am - 8 pm / Friday
Closed on Sun, Mon and National Holidays
TERRADA Art Complex 5F
Masaho Anotani was born in 1991 in Hyogo. He studied design at Kyoto Seika University and Fine Art at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Holland. He currently lives and works in Tokyo. His major solo exhibitions include “Flower Bed District” (WISH-LESS gallery, Tokyo, 2015), “Between the Real and Surrealism” (CABANE de ZUCCa Daikanyama & Minamiaoyama, Tokyo, 2015), and “Full Bloom – Distant Thunder” (0fr., Paris, 2017). This year Anotani had solo exhibitions at BOOKMARC produced by Mark Jacobs in Tokyo, and at Gallery TRAX in Yamanashi.
A Meteor Leaf, 2017
Drive My Sleepyhead, 2018
Another Space Flipped, 2018
Before You Slacken, 2018
Grass Ca Marche morning, 2018
Photosynthesis Stalk, 2018
Photosynthesis Seed, 2018
Photosynthesis Calyx, 2018
Photosynthesis Pistil, 2018