Talion Gallery - Japanese Platform J01
Talion Gallery will showcase two Japanese artists, Eri Takayanagi and Momoko Jennifer Iida.
Eri Takayanagi is the artist born in 1962, whose works consisted of commonplace objects such as handkerchiefs, mud, curtains and cups. Takayanagi is well known for her characteristic way to show the miraculous “coexistence”of reality itself and things that bear little relation to reality. Opposite to the readymades of Marcel Duchamp, which was created by nullifying the actual function of the everyday objects, Takayanagi affirms and accedes to all of the purposes, meanings, established uses and functions observable in things in everyday life.
Momoko Jennifer Iida is a young emerging painter in her early 30s. Iida draws painting with unique technique, making flow and laminate layers of paint. She pours liquid oil paint on canvas placed flat, fixes image in flowing slowly and repeat painting again and again. Though paint as liquid is carefully controlled by the artist, it’s according to gravity separating from her intent, colors and image of fixed paint also changes as an organism. Contingency and multitiered time against for her intention exists there.
Based on between materialism and experimentalism, two artists are trying to seize an image of matters in this unstable reality.