ART OSAKA 2021
2021. 7. 18 Sun. - 2021. 7. 20 Tue.
Melt / Paraffin, acrylic, oil / 630x540x80mm / 2020
Blindness / oil on canvas / 727×606mm / 2021
Void (all colors) / acrylic on cotton fabric, panel / 910×1820×35mm / 2021
ART OSAKA 2021, an art fair of contemporary art, will be held from July 18 (Sun.) to 20 (Tue.) [Preview: July 18 (Sun.) 12:00-16:00] at Osaka City Central Public Hall.
The artist attempts to pursue the reality of the motif by burning the part of the oil portrait that used to be the eyes. The phenomena and materials generated by the flames as a metaphor for life, the exposed space, and the structure of the canvas itself are important components of the work.
He mainly creates two-dimensional works based on the theme of "chance, randomness, the boundary between manual and mechanical work, and labor. His method of production, in which decisions such as color scheme and composition are determined by random numbers, is intended to eliminate the hesitation that occurs in the process of creating an image from the picture plane, and to reflect an unconscious and pure act. He creates his works in order to reconsider the indifferent everyday life, so that even mechanically painted works can have their own unique expression.
・Date & Time
7/18(Sun) 12:00―16:00 *Only for VIPs, invited guests and members of the press
7/20(Tue) 11:00―17:00 Admission until 30 minutes before the end of the fair
Osaka City Central Hall 3rd Floor [Medium Assembly Room / Small Assembly Room]
〒530-0005 1-1-27, Nakanoshima 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka City
・Official Web Site
※In order to limit the number of people in the venue, this fair requires advance reservations. We kindly ask that you make a reservation in advance via the official website before visiting the event.
ART OSAKA 2021, the 19th edition of the contemporary art fair, will be held from July 18 (Sun.) to 20 (Tue.) [Preview: Sunday, July 18, 12:00 - 16:00] at the Osaka Central Public Hall (a nationally designated Important Cultural Property). ART OSAKA" has the longest history of any ongoing art fair in Japan, and has been supported as a hotel-style art fair specializing in contemporary art. This year, ART OSAKA will take a new step forward by stepping out of the hotel and collaborating with Osaka's representative modern architecture.
The venue, Osaka Central Public Hall, is located in Nakanoshima and has been a popular venue for cultural, artistic, and social activities since its completion in 1918. The area is also the focus of much attention, with the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the Nakanoshima Library, the Festival Hall, and many other cultural spots in the vicinity, as well as the new Nakanoshima Art Museum, which will open in 2022. Nakanoshima is also surrounded by the Dojima River to the north and the Tosabori River to the south, making it an attractive environment surrounded by water and greenery despite being in the heart of the city.
ART OSAKA 2021" will be held in this beautiful cultural arts area. This year, 46 galleries of the best talent will gather to present paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints, and installations selected with the gallerist's unique aesthetic eye. We hope that this will be an opportunity for you to encounter a special piece of art. We hope you will enjoy the fusion of the public hall, where you can feel the breath of culture and art that has continued since the Taisho era, and contemporary art works that live in the present.
Admission is by advance reservation only, and the number of people in the venue will be limited. In order for everyone to enjoy the fair with peace of mind, we will take the utmost care to ensure that the fair is conducted safely and in accordance with guidelines for the prevention of new coronavirus infections. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation.