Takeshi Matsugami Solo Show : ‘Screen’

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Night Out Gallery is happy to present to you a solo show of Takeshi Matsugami : ‘Screen’
The reception party will be on Friday the 18th of August  from 6pm to 9pm.
The exhibition will be from the 19th of August to the 3rd of September 2023.

FROM THE ARTIST:

I have rarely had the opportunity to exhibit my work, so this is the first time I have painted such a large piece all together.

Initially, I was going to paint in the setting of a composition with objects arranged on a table and viewed from above. In reality, however, I felt like I was arranging things on a computer. I would copy and paste, zoom in and out, rotate, and reflect while arranging the objects. I felt a little freer from the actual size of the objects and the gravity in the picture.

What I found out after painting this time is that I seem to like kneading and applying paints on the screen rather than painting. Just as small children enjoy playing with clay and mixing paints together. I was not asked to paint by anyone, nor did I have any education in art, but now I understand one of the reasons why I have continued to paint, and I feel, “Ah, I can still paint.” I felt that I could still paint, and I was honestly happy.

アーティストより

これまで展示する機会はほとんどなかったので、これだけまとめて大きな作品を描いたのは初めてです。

当初はテーブルの上に物を並べ上から見た構図という設定で絵を描こうと思っていました。しかし、実際にはパソコンの中で物を配置する感覚になりました。コピーとペースト、拡大縮小や回転、リフレクトをしながら物を配置する。実際の物の大きさや絵の中の重力から少しは自由になれた気がします。

今回描いて分かったことは、自分は絵を描くと言うよりは、絵の具を画面上で捏ね、塗ることが好きなようです。小さい子供たちが、粘土遊びをしたり、絵の具を混ぜ合わせるのを楽しむのと同じように。誰から頼まれたわけでもなく、美術の教育も受けていない自分が絵を描き続けてきた理由のひとつが分かり「あー、まだまだ描けるな。」と感じ、素直に嬉しく思いました。

 

Takeshi Matsugami (Nagoya, Japan) 

Takeshi Matsugami, born in Nagoya in 1980, graduated from the Nippon Designer Geijitsu Gakuin in 2002. His design training is reflected in his work, where a few precise strokes give rise to instantly recognizable everyday objects.

In addition to these strokes that become contours, the artist uses bright colors to stage all those things that surround us: stacked cardboard boxes stamped with world-famous brands, clothes, office accessories, but also food, from a simple banana to a gyoza, a block of tofu or broccoli.
The coarsely brushed paint provides a textured background for the “still life”. The object thus presented imposes itself forcefully on the viewer’s eye. It touches the viewer with its vivid color, its childlike simplicity and even the naivety of its representation.
An artist who uses lines and colors to convey the touching simplicity of objects.


Takeshi Matsugami

1980年名古屋生まれ。2002年日本デザイナー芸術学院卒業。彼のデザインの訓練は作品に反映されており、正確な数本のストロークが、一目でそれとわかる日用品を生み出している。

世界的に有名なブランドのスタンプが押された段ボール箱、洋服、オフィス用品、そしてバナナから餃子、豆腐やブロッコリーなどの食べ物まで。
粗くブラシをかけた絵の具が、「静物」のテクスチャーの背景となっている。こうして提示された物体は、見る者の目に力強く迫ってくる。鮮やかな色彩、子供のような単純さ、そしてその表現の素朴ささえも、見る者の心を打つ。
線と色彩を駆使して物体の感動的な素朴さを伝えるアーティスト。



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Dates : 08/19 – 09/03
  • Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm,
  • Opening party : 08/18 from 6pm to 9pm,
  • Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Where ?

Night out Gallery
150-0001 Shibuya City, Jingumae, 3−42−7 青山太洋ビル 3F 301

ナイトアウトギャラリー
東京都渋谷区神宮前3丁目42-7 青山太洋ビル3F 301号室

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