坂本和也 : Symbiosis|4.14-6.2|台北日動畫廊

坂本和也 : Symbiosis|4.14-6.2|台北日動畫廊

 

坂本和也 : Symbiosis

展覽日期 Dates|2018. 04. 14 – 2018. 06. 02
開幕時間 Opening Reception|2018. 04. 14 (Sat.) 15:00
展覽地點 Venue|台北日動畫廊 galerie nichido Taipei

更多資訊|www.nichido-garo.co.jp/tw


台北日動畫廊很榮幸推出藝術家坂本和也在台灣的首次個展「Symbiosis」。坂本和也成長於充滿大自然的環境,生活周遭的綠意和水氣,宛如根植於肌膚上的胎記,成為他日後創作的實踐途徑。

自 2015 年首次造訪,坂本和也便對台灣的文化生活、自然景觀,以及台日之間的歷史交流深感興趣;台灣氣候環境孕育出的豐富植株,也讓一直以「水草」作為創作主題的坂本和也念念不忘。為了充分認識台灣的自然生態,坂本和也申請日本文化廳年度新銳藝術家海外研修獎助,以深具潛力的創作能量獲得評審一致青睞,成為二十名不分類日本創作者當中,唯一前往亞洲國家的獲獎人。2017年九月起,在許多台灣藝文工作者的協助下,坂本和也進駐空場 Polymer,展開為期一年的研習生活。

此次個展作品展示二十餘幅在台灣進行的最新創作,同時邀請收藏家暨橫濱美術大學教授宮津大輔撰寫專文,介紹坂本和也的藝術創作。展覽名稱「Symbiosis」指的是一種互依關係:無論是動物或植物間的共生狀態,抑或人與機構間相互依賴的結盟,藝術家透過厚實的筆觸與濃重的顏料,逐步堆疊出一交錯纏繞的植株森林,探討生命鏈結的各種可能樣貌。誠摯邀請觀者一同進入坂本和也創造的富饒宇宙,探索藝術家如何將個人的感知移植於眼前的畫作,呈現當代繪畫另一種表述意義與時空的途徑。

欲閱讀宮津大輔的專文《日本泛靈論潛藏的可能性─作為微觀世界的水草》,請參考以下連結

http://www.nichido-garo.co.jp/tw/exhibition/2018/04/symbiosis.html

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坂本和也,1985年出生於日本鳥取縣,2014年畢業於名古屋藝術大學美術研究所,而後居住、創作於日本愛知縣,並於2017年度獲日本文化廳年度新銳藝術家海外研修獎助,至台灣台北駐地研習一年。近年重要個展包括坂本和也:Landscape Gardening(米子市美術館,鳥取,2017),坂本和也:呼吸之間(nca | nichido contemporary art,東京,2016)。重要群展有Identity XIII-宮津大輔策展(nca | nichido contemporary art,東京,日本),如豆的宇宙(台北日動畫廊,台北,2016),豐收- 現代美術in 豐川(豐川市櫻丘美術館,愛知,2015),Arts Challenge 2015(愛知藝術文化中心,愛知,2015),Some Like It Witty(安全口畫廊,香港,2014)等。

Kazuya Sakamoto: Symbiosis
2018. 04. 14 – 2018. 06. 02

galerie nichido Taipei is pleased to present “Symbiosis”, the first solo exhibition of Japanese artist Kazuya Sakamoto. Born in a place surrounded by nature, Kazuya Sakamoto describes his choice of depicting waterweeds as a necessity, and as an act to question his own raison d’etre.

Since his first visit to Taiwan in 2015, Kazuya Sakamoto has been interested in the culture, nature, and the historical interaction between Japan and Taiwan. The abundant plant species nurtured due to Taiwan’s unique climate also made a great impression on the artist, who continues to use “water weeds” as his main creating motif. He received the fund from The Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study as one of the twenty young creators to study abroad for his promising talent as well as the close connection between his work and the location (Taiwan) he chose. With the support of many local art professionals, Sakamoto started his one year life in Taiwan with a personal studio in Polymer since last September.

This exhibition will show his most recent works created in Taiwan, with an article written by Daisuke Miyatsu, art collector and professor at the Yokohama College of Art and Design. The exhibition title “Symbiosis” means a relationship between two types of animal or plant in which each provides for the other the conditions necessary for its continued existence, or a relationship between people or organizations that depend on each other equally. Similarly, the plants that intricately intertwine in Sakamoto’s paintings, combined with the thick application of the paints, also probes into the manifestations of the various links of lives. We sincerely invite all guests to enter a lush universe created by the artist and explore how the artist implements his artistry to communicate other possible expressions with regards to time and space in contemporary painting.

For full article of Daisuke Miyatsu’s article “The Possibility of Japanese Animism: Waterweeds as Microcosms”, please refer to the following link:
http://www.nichido-garo.co.jp/tw/english/exhibition/2018/04/symbiosis.html

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Kazuya Sakamoto, 1985 born in Tottori, Japan. He received his MFA, Contemporary Arts from Nagoya University of Art, Aichi, Japan in 2014. Since his graduation, Sakamoto lived and worked in Aichi, Japan, and relocated in Taipei, Taiwan for one year from 2017 after receiving the fund from The Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study. Recent solo exhibitions include Kazuya Sakamoto: Landscape Gardening, Yonago City Museum of Art (2017), Kazuya Sakamoto: Between Breaths, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2016). Selected group exhibitions: Identity XIII – curated by Daisuke Miyatsu -, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2017), As Small as the Universe, galerie nichido Taipei, Taipei (2016), Fruitfulness – Contemporary Art in Toyokawa, Toyokawa City Sakuragaoka Museum, Aichi (2015), Arts Challenge 2015, Aichi Arts Center, Aichi (2015), Some Like It Witty, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong (2014) and others.

©kazuya Sakamoto, Anima(partial), 2018, 162 x 130 cm, oil on canvas