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frantic drawings
大西彩、小川晴輝、笹山直規、鈴木良治、大野修、毛利太祐
2010年1月15日(金)―2月13日(土)
オープニングレセプション 2010年1月15日(金)18.00-20.00

frantic gallery is pleased to present “frantic drawings” exhibition.

“drawings” proposes artistic expression that manifests transformation of objects, fusion of represented bodies, stressed materiality of a picture or unpredicted movement of artist’s hands. Being opened to experiment and research, drawing makes possible aesthetic experience of “spot” and “accident”, “incompleteness” and “indefiniteness”.
“frantic”, while meaning “agitated state” or “being out of control”, first hints on the character of unrestrained art of drawing itself, while in the same time stresses a particularity of drawn “altered bodies”, “visualized metamorphoses”, “destruction of a figure”, “intensity” and “unfolding”.

“frantic drawings” depict injury of things, clash of bodies, cruel merge of previously separate entities. Thus, “Bat Boy” of Ryoji Suzuki, first, synthesizes words “bad” and “bat” in the title of the work that depicts “a bad boy with a bat”, than, it shows a figure of a hooligan covered with white lines of bandage. Naoki Sasayama produces special pigments of watercolors to draw destroyed in auto catastrophe cars. Bodies in his works are mixed with metal of a vehicle and objects of surrounding landscape, composing filled with life “semi-organic carpets” and “catastrophic mutations” of metal and flesh.

“frantric drawings” generate vortex of figures and abstract tie of images. Aya Ohnishi creates room where intestines-like-tubes and parasite-like-ribbons interweave with each other giving birth to the Gordian Knots of representations. Recent research of Shu Ohno dedicated to Memory, Childhood and a figure of Huge Slag is represented by its last developments: the body of the worms and masses of slag attack apartment houses and untroubled daily life.

Finally, “frantic drawings” are pulling depicted figures to the extremes of abstract and concrete. Haruki Ogawa just with one spot and few thrown on paper accident lines of ink creates a figure of a man and rather definite emotional atmosphere. Taisuke Mohri, persistently struggling to overcome his already inhuman technical strength, reinforces depiction of barely seen details of a face thus pushing the portrait beyond “natural”, “mimetic”, “similar” and, eventually, “recognizable” and “concrete”.

“frantic drawings” exhibition, while radically manifesting features of watercolor and pencil, presents figures “out of control” and, since “frantic” is not only a word of the exhibition title, but a part of the gallery name as well, it is eventually proposes to its organizers, participants and guests to think about the identity of frantic gallery and frantic figures it is associated with.

frantic drawings
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大西彩

1978
Born in Kagawa
2001
Graduated Tokyo University of Industrial Art, Art Department

Awards

2002
NHK Digital Stage Prize
2001
Yurii Norshtein Prize

Group Exhibitions

2009
"My Favorite Things", art project frantic &unseal cotemporary Joint Exhibition,Tokyo
2004
"Nostalgic pupils" 4 persons exhibition, Gallery Techo, Tokyo
2002
Intercollege Animation Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

小川晴輝

1985
Born in Kanagawa
2012
Graduated Tokyo Zokei University, B.A., Painting Dep.

Solo Exhibitions

2014
"Roentgenpainting", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2013
"The Accumulation Spreads", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"Irritated Figures", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2014
"VOCA", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2012
"Art Award Next", Tokyo Art Forum, Tokyo
2012
"Resonance-Kyomei", Art Lab Hashimoto, Kanagawa
2012
The 11th Gunma Biennale for Young Artist, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
2012
"The 23rd Five Universities Exhibition", New National Museum of Art, Tokyo
2010
"2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010
"frantic drawings", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009
Frantic Collection, art project frantic, Tokyo
2009
My Favorite Things, art project frantic&unseal cotemporary joint exhibition, Tokyo
2008
Today’s Lunch, ARC gallery
2008
Five Art Universities Exhibit, Musashino Art University

Art Fairs

2008
Art&Home Collection Exhibition, Yokohama
2009
Young Art Taipei, Taipei

笹山直規 Naoki SASAYAMA ( a.k.a. Soda hiebie)

1981
Born in Shiga, Japan.
2005
Graduated from Osaka University of Arts.

Solo Exhibitions

2012
"The Catastrophic Spectator", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010
"The Scene of Accident" Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2006
"The Creation", Gallery Iteza, Kyoto
2005
"Did my time", Gallery Iteza, Kyoto
2004
"Heart full of pain", Gallery Iteza, Kyoto
2003
"Boys don't cry", GUILD Gallery, Osaka

Group Exhibitions

2011
"2011 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010
"2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES Part 1", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
Oxidized Reality, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma2010
"frantic drawings", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo.
2009
"TANAGOKORO 9" Radi-um -Roentgenwerke, Tokyo.
2008
"Moeglichkeit", Radi-um -Roentgenwerke, Tokyo.
"Negative/Art Vol.5", GEISAI Museum2, Tokyo.
2007
"Negative/Art Vol.4", Osaka Contemporary Art Centre Osaka.
"Negative/Art Vol.3", Gallery Wks, Osaka.
2006
Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo.
"Negative/Art Vol.2", Dohjidai Gallery on Art, Kyoto.
2005
"Negative/Art Vol.1", Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto.
2003
"Dot", CASO, Osaka.

Important Private and Public Collections

The Museum Of Modern Art, Gunma

鈴木良治
Ryoji Suzuki

1973
Born in Chiba , Japan
1999
Graduated Tama Art University, Art Course, Major in Print
Born in Saitama

Awards

The 61th Niki Exhibition Excellent prize

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009
"Box Series" Solo Show, Palais Project,Vienna
2008
Ryoji Suzuki Solo Exhibition, Artis Kagurazaka Gallery, Tokyo
2007
Ryoji Suzuki Solo Exhibition, Artis Kyoto Imadegawa Gallery, Kyoto
Ryoji Suzuki Solo Exhibition, Artis Kagurazaka Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibition

2009
"New Asian Promises" Exhibition, Palais Project, Vienna
The 77th Exhibition of The Japan Print Association, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
The 63th Niki Exhibition,The National Art Center,Tokyo
2003
The 71th Exhivition of TheJapan Print Association.Tokyo Metoropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo.
Masuo Ikeda Commemoration Grand Prize Exhibition (Prize of Excellence),
Yokyo Arthall,Tokyo,OsakaContemporAryCenter,Osaka.
2001
The 55th Niki Exhibition,Tokyo Metoropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo.
1997
The 65th Exhivition of TheJapan Print Association.
Tokyo Metoropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo.

大野修
Shu Ohno

1981
Born in Fukuoka
2004
Graduated Industrial University of Kyushu, Art Department, Sculpture
2006
Master Degree at Tokyo Art University, Sculpture

Solo Exhibitions

2006
SUPER NOISE SCULPTURE, LIVE&MORIS, Tokyo
2008
Our Forgotten Home Task, art project frantic, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2008
Artist Show, art project frantic, Tokyo

毛利太祐

1983
Born in Sapporo
2009
Tokyo Art University, B.A. Industrial Arts

Awards

2008
"Fujino Prize”, Fujino Kinzoku Co.

Solo Exhibitions

2013
"The Resurrections", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2012
"The Cracked Portraits", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2010
"2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010
"frantic drawings", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"Extra Real" Exhibition, ULTRA002, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2009
"My Favorite Things", art project frantic&unseal cotemporary Joint Exhibition, Tokyo
2009
"Archives", Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo
2009
"Graduated Works Exhibition of Tokyo Art University", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
2008
"stop by art", Ueno Station Gallery, Tokyo
2008
"Vessels" Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department, Art Square, Tokyo
2006
"plug", LE DECO, Tokyo