Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

The Present Unhinged : Maio Motoko

The Present Unhinged The International Context of Maio Motoko Jeremy Gales Independent Curator At three pm, rays cast off an adjacent building fall hard across the gallery floor. Windows cut the light to size: when it hits, it seeps, gathering …
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Maio Motoko : Edmund Capon AO OBE

Maio Motoko : Extraordinary Perspectives The Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne Remarks by Edmund Capon AO OBE, 18 January 2017 There is a certain air of mea culpa about this for me….Lesley reminded me of her showing the work of Maio …
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Inside Looking Out | Spring-Summer 2016 Exhibition Series

Inside Looking Out Lesley Kehoe Galleries Winter-Spring 2016 Season of Exhibitions Shumei Kobayashi, Koji Hatakeyama and Maio Motoko 井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean The ‘Inside Looking …
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Story VI | Embracing the Ambivalent

Maio Motoko. Photo by William Hung Photography Maio Motoko: The artist has depths of creativity that distinguish her in the world of contemporary art where so many artists attain marketability and sadly simultaneous stasis. Once upon a time, in a serendipitous …
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Playboy Takes Tea : Adam Wojcinski x Tomokazu Matsuyama

Additional Coverage : Arrested Motion Initiated by Byron Kehoe of Lesley Kehoe Galleries and co-hosted with artist Tomokazu Matsuyama at his Brooklyn NY studio, the artist’s significant work ‘Whatever The Playboy Wrote Was As Good As The Great Waves’ took …
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Unryūan : Museum of Arts and Design New York

In a reference to the Nanban makie tradition of the 15th and 16th Jesuits and other Nanbanjin, and with further reference to the lasting significance of religious objects in human history, Unryūan expressed a desire to be part of this …
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Takashi Murakami : The 500 Arhats

I have to confess that the works of Takashi Murakami are not amongst my favourites, nor on my wish list. I have read with interest the artist’s theories of ‘superflat’ and have been positively challenged by the intriguing juxtaposition of …
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Tomokazu Matsuyama Acknowledged

In a further affirmation of the rising star of Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum has acquired the sculptural work ‘Bon Voyage’ (pictured below), a 2012 work of 22K genuine gold leaf, polyurethane auto paint on …
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Outside Looking In : Contemporary Japanese Art

LKG continued its commitment to elevating and broadening the local art scene by bringing international art to the Australian audience. Under the curatorial ‘Outside Looking In’ the second half of the year focussed on three brilliantly successful mid-career artists based …
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Sky Is the Limit : Tomokazu Matsuyama in Hong Kong

Tomokazu Matsuyama was selected for the 2014 Hong Kong Harbour City Sculpture Project placing him amongst the luminaries of past projects Kusama Yayoi, KAWS, Yue Minjun and Florentijn Hofman, a huge accolade for this rising star. A 6.5 metre high stainless steel …
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