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kazuki umezawa

"Empty god CORE"

“Empty god CORE”
KAZUKI UMEZAWA

in B2OA gallery
515 west 26th street
new york, new york, 10001
212.244.2579

October 9 - November 15, 2014
Reception: October 9 from 6 - 8 PM

 

http://www.b2oa.com/kazuki-umezawa


FBpage:Empty god CORE Opening Reception

 


再構築し新しい神のイメージ描く、梅沢和木の初となるニューヨーク個展「Empty god CORE」がついにスタート | Zigg

 


Opening Night: “Empty god CORE” by Kazuki Umezawa at B2OA | Hi-Fructose Magazine

 

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Kazuki Umezawa, jackets designed by the artist

@b2oaが投稿した写真 -

 

梅ラボ君

fantasista utamaroさん(@fantasistautamaro)が投稿した写真 -

 

today, i went to the solo exhibition of Kazuki Umezawa. 「Empty god CORE」

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No better way to spend a Friday night. #NYC #ART #Chelsea #KazukiUmezawa such a playful image. #love

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Kazuki Umezawa “Empty god CORE” at B2OA http://artbeat.ly/1qsjZBa

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・自分が愛するキャラクターの画像をインターネットで収集し、再構築して新たなイメージを作り出す行為を、“Empty god CORE”というタイトルに繋げて全体の作品を制作しました。
消費が前提で、空っぽで、空虚で、存在しない、だからこそ愛おしい神の断片達。
彼らを再構築することで、絵画の中にさらに新しい神のイメージを描く。
それは、インターネットの深淵を覗き込んだ人間にしか垣間見得ない風景となるでしょう。
今回はその試みの、ある一つの集大成です。

新作20点に加えて、AR三兄弟さんとのコラボ作品も出品します。
日本からは遠いですが、NY近くで来れる人は是非お越しください。

・The perception of “god” differs according to the country or religion that one belongs to. Most Japanese people have little interest in religion. When asked whether there really is a god, most people will probably answer, “god doesn’t exist” or “I don’t know.”

On the other hand, anime and videogames are extremely popular in Japan, and the characters that appear in them attract an enthusiastic following that could be described as religious. Moreover, fictional stories in Japanese anime and videogames often deal with concepts related to deities and religion. In Japan, deities and religion seem to have more reality within fictional narratives than in the real world.

I collect images of characters that I am fond of on the internet to create paintings by disassembling them and reconstructing them in new ways. For me, characters are small gods. This is probably a sensation that is connected to the fact that the concept of multitudinous gods has existed since antiquity in Japan. I feel love for the ephemeral images of those beautiful characters with vividly colored hair and eyes that are consumed and disappear on a daily basis. Characters are, after all, fictional entities that are empty and vacuous. However, the cycle in which they appear and disappear is a source of inspiration for me. I am perhaps thinking of something similar to the Buddhist concept of the never-ending cycle of life and death. In my paintings, I attempt to create a new image of gods by breaking down the small empty gods into small fragments and reconstructing them.

・感謝の意

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