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Artist talk at Youkobo

May 23rd, 2009

I will be holding a public talk with Kadota Mitsumasa today from 17:00 at Youkobo Art Space.  We will be discussing the work in our current exhibitions as well as our shared influences, and will probably drag up some Japanese art history too. All welcome . . .

Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041.
Tel: 03 5930 5009. www.youkobo.co.jp

David Franklin solo exhibition at Youkobo: RUINS

May 1st, 2009

David Franklin Ruins Card 01David Franklin Ruins Card 02

デイビッド・フランクリン 「廃墟」

Thursday 7 May – Sunday 24 May 2009.
Opening party Thursday 7 May from 17:00.
Artist talk with Kadota Mitsumasa 23 May from 17:00.
Gallery is open from 12:00 -19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041.
Tel: 03 5930 5009.
www.youkobo.co.jp

Irish artist David Franklin’s paintings are concerned with the tensions between individuals and their surroundings, focusing on the intangible experiences of the subconscious. During his six-month residency at Youkobo, he has been increasingly preoccupied with physical locations in an exploration of haikyo, or abandoned buildings, which offer an intriguing alternative view of Tokyo.

David Franklin(デービッド・フランクリン/アイルランド)の絵画は、人と人の関係や人と場に存在する緊張感をテーマにし、把握できない無意識の体験に 焦点を当てている。遊工房での六ヶ月の滞在中、廃墟という物理的空間をくり返し探索することで、特有な視点で捉えた東京を作品にした。

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From JR Chuo Line Nishiogikubo Station North Exit, take bus No 2 towards Kamishakujii or Ooizumi Garden. Get off at Zempukuji. From JR Chuo Line or Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Ogikubo Station North Exit, take bus No 0 towards Musashiseki Station or Kitaura. Get off at Zempukuji.

David Franklin Ruins Poster

Kadota Mitsumasa exhibition at Youkobo: Diagram of a tree from a Bird’s Eye View

May 1st, 2009

David Franklin Kadota

門田光雅展 「俯瞰する樹形図」

Thursday 7 May – Sunday 24 May 2009. Opening party Thursday 7 May from 17:00. Artist talk with David Franklin 23 May from 17:00. Gallery is open from 12:00 -19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041. Tel: 03 5930 5009. www.youkobo.co.jp

Kadota Mitsumasa’s paintings, created using staining techniques, are transformed through the diverse and continuous duplication of colour and brush mark into unexpected visions. This repetition of distortion and erosion is like a diagram of a tree from a bird’s-eye view in paintings whose structures have no thickness.

門田光雅の描く、ステイニングによる希薄なイメージは、色彩と筆触の多角的な重複の連続により、原型は異なる予期せぬビジョンへ変貌する。この歪曲と侵食の反復は、絵画という厚みの無い構造の中での俯瞰する樹形図である。

Group exhibition at Nroom artspace

April 30th, 2009

Nroom artspace first exhibition -Niche- return home.
Saturday 16 May – Saturday 30 May.
Opening party Saturday 16 May from 17:00. Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, 13:00 – 19:00 (last day until 17:00).

Nroom artspace first exhibition - Niche(ニッチ) - 家に返ろう
5月16日 (Sat) ー 5月30日 (Sat)
開廊日 木金土日 13:00 - 19:00(最終日は17:00まで)5月16日(土)17:00 ~ オープニングパーティー

Mitsuru Asano, Jin Imamura, Rikiya Iwakuma, Mitsumasa Kadota, David Franklin and Toshiaki Hicosaka.

浅野満 / 今村仁 / 岩熊力也 / 門田光雅 / David Franklin / 彦坂敏昭

Nroom artspace. 178-0064 東京都練馬区南大泉4-35-13 / 4-35-13 Minami Oizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo.
Tel / fax: 03-5935-9678.
Homepage: http://nroom-artspace.com
E-mail:
info@nroom-arspace.com

David Franklin Nroom Solo Exhibition 02David Franklin Nroom Solo Exhibition 03

Take the Seibu-Ikebukuro line to Oizumi-gakuen station. Use North exit, about 12 minutes on foot or from South exit, 11 minutes on foot. From Hoya station, use South exit, 10 minutes on foot.

Kichijoji station (Chuo line, Keio-Inogashira line) North exit, from No.4 bus stop take bus for Tomin-Noen Sekonic, Niza-Sakae or Oizumi-gakuen eki minami-guchi to Oizumi-gakuen eki minami-guchi, about 11 minutes on foot.