Beyond the Craft

    2018.05.11 ( fri ) -2018.05.26 ( sat )

    ARTIST Tatsuki Ikezawa

    Various fields have become rapidly digitalised nowadays. We are already living in a post digital era. Although digitalisation has greatly affected the arts and creative fields, the actual craft has not been developed enough even though people generally think that digital arts can be restored or copied. Therefore, I want to pursue innovative craft and artistic elements while using digital arts as a motif. What I have done is to merge a sense of the human with the digital arts. I wanted to show the possible transformation of digital art from objects to living things. To make it more realistic, I used accidental, organic expressions that come from this consolidation, and I tried to capture the meaning of traditional craft properties such as manual techniques, minuteness and textures.

    Firstly, I created a series of photos, which I took in one attempt. Generally, these kinds of expressions are created by computer graphics, but in my work subjects are manually made-up and handmade.
    Secondly, I made a series of visual and solid (3D) art. My aim was to create them by hand, even though 2D or 3D digital printers would have made the process easier with printing, carving and giving them form. And there are some pieces that I intentionally created to look analogue, when in reality they were created using digital techniques.
    These expressions were attempts to incorporate the feeling of the head and hand of a person in the process while being basically digital, and accidental expressions born from handling digital like human hands so far as to make craft techniques. I tried to push the boundaries and create new craft properties and artistry. -Tatsuki Ikezawa


    2018.03.14 ( wed ) -2018.04.21 ( sat )

    ARTIST Kiichiro Adachi, exonemo and Gabriel Pulecio

    Top: Gabriel Pulecio, Saturn Submerged, 2017, Acrylic Mirror, LEDs, Computer 10” x 10” x 15”, Middle: Kiichiro Adachi, 7 faces, 2017, mirror, motor, aluminum, pulley, belt, mixed media 45” x 52” x 7”, Bottom: exonemo, I randomly love you/hate you, 2018, Mixed media
    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce the opening of Gradation, a group exhibition by Kiichiro Adachi, exonemo and Gabriel Pulecio. The opening reception with the artists will be held on March. 14th, Wednesday, 6pm-9pm in conjunction with Tribeca Art Night #7. This exhibition introduces three artists who investigate new expressive forms, using light, moving images and
    reflections as a material.
    Artist unit exonemo, founded in 1996 by Kensuke Sembo and Yae Akaiwa, freely explores digital and analog, virtual and real through numerous experimental projects that investigate the impact of digital media on modern society through a lens of humor.
    Kiichiro Adachi creates sculptures that are often experiential. At first glance, the works appear to serve a practical function, but they are often made to evoke or better understand nature and the cosmos. Within the urban space he resides, his works serve as a device to observe the framework of the world we inhabit.
    Gabriel Pulecio creates works that aim to fuse art, technology, and motion design. His interactive sculptures employ light, sound, image, and kinetic sensors to blur the boundary of the digital and physical.
    Through the works of these three New York-based artists, this exhibition seeks a profound investigation that transcends the relationships of existence and image, real and virtual.

    Wish You Were There

    2018.02.16 ( fri ) -2018.03.03 ( sat )

    ARTIST Keisuke Tsujimoto

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce the opening of "Wish You Were There", the latest works by New York based photographer Keisuke Tsujimoto.
    The opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, February 16th, 2018, 6-8pm at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK in Tribeca.
    The photograph presents to us a virtual image with the limitless potential to evoke a sense of reality. My work questions what we see in the space between the real and the illusory, expressing comedic elements such as repetition, absurdity, and indecency through visual manifestations. My subjects take many forms ranging from the street to the still life, with the occasional integration of digital collage.
    This exhibition introduces my new series Wish You Were There. It all began when I happened to meet a runner on the road, and from a single snapshot she began to appear in my dreams. I have searched for her throughout the landscape of my daily life, creating a digital synthesis of various snapshots for this series.
    Keisuke Tsujimoto (b.1984, Kobe, Japan)
    After working for Iino media pro studio, Tsujimoto studied under a Japanese photographer TAKAKI_KUMADA.
    Live and work in New York.


    Yasuo Nomura / Tomoyuki Ueno

    2018.01.12 ( fri ) -2018.02.03 ( sat )

    ARTIST 野村康生 / 上野友幸

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