MA2 Gallery , Stand n° AM501

Mirror- Glass - Ken Matsubara

Ken Matsubara Mirror- Glass

Mysterious Creature - Ai Makita

Ai Makita Mysterious Creature

Liquid nature  - Ai Makita

Ai Makita Liquid nature 

I just want to start a flame in
your heart - Ken Matsubara

Ken Matsubara I just want to start a flame in your heart

Dancing Table - Ken Matsubara

Ken Matsubara Dancing Table

N/A - Nobuaki Onishi

Nobuaki Onishi N/A

Liquid nature  - Ai Makita

Ai Makita Liquid nature 

Rainfall[Sax] - Ai Makita

Ai Makita Rainfall[Sax]

Exhibiting Artists

  • Ai Makita  (+)

    Biography : 1985 Born in Chiba, Japan 2008 Tsukuba University, B.A. in Art and Design 2010~ Teaching painting for children after school at "Palette" 2013 Tokyo National University of Arts, M.A. in Art and Education 2014~ Professor of production of children’s literature in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Toky

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions

    2017 “Gradation”, Gallery Vask, Manila
    2017 “Moving”, Gallery Inage, Chiba
    2015 “Behave As a Named Existense”, Roentgen Kunst Institut von Tsutomu Ikeuchi Gallery AG, Tokyo
    2013 “13・17”, Ai Kowada Gallery, Tokyo
    “SIGNS OF LIFE”, Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo
    2012 “jewels”, Gallery Kunimatsu, Tokyo

    Group Exhibitions

    2016 “Chronicle,Chronicle! ”, Creative Center Osaka, Osaka
    2015 “Speak Soft, Listen Hard ”, Gallery Underground, Manila
    “RAN-SHO KOH-JUTSU chapterⅥ curated by Tsutomu Ikeuchi”, Gallery Ten, Kanazawa
    ”Sou-zou Kaigan INAGE”, Gallery Inage, Chiba
    “18th. Taro Okamoto Award”, Okamoto Taro Museum, Kanagawa
    2014 “1st. Terrada Art Award”, T-Art Gallery, Tokyo
    “HYOH-BYOH KOH-JUTSU chapterⅤ curated by Tsutomu Ikeuchi”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
    “Summer Art Festival”, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo
    “The Future”, Gallery Nichido, Tokyo
    2013 “TOH-KAI KOH-JUTSU chapterⅣ curated by Tsutomu Ikeuchi”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
    Graduation Show, Tokyo National University of The Arts, Tokyo
    2012 “Art Award Next 2012”, Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo
    “C-DEPOT 2012 Tokyo-Yokohama”, Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama
    2011 “Nine Colors”, Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo
    “Ai Makita and Yoshiharu Makita: Parent and Child Exhibition”, Tokyu Nagano, Nagano
    “Exhibition C-DEPOT 2011 gravity”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo

    Detailed Description : A fear for a corruption of this world motivates me to create artwork. Currently, there are severe issues created by human beings, such as environmental disruptions, the disaster of nuclear plant in Japan known as 3.11. At the same time, I am interested in the sublime how human being trying to reach the God by their technology. People have been seeking a perfect beauty and an absolute truth, by reproducing the artificial sublime. Our pursuit of convenient human life, modern society has gradually shifted towards an inhuman nature. Our technological advancement reaches the point, where people cannot handle with fully. I believe art is the only way to alter parts of the world, and this leads me to continue to produce pieces of art. I prefer to take time to change to life and influence people’s unconsciousness from creations rather than how politicians leave issues behind or ignore them. The role of artists is to create a present time from considering a time frame of the past, presence and future. I always aim my production to become a point leading to the future. J. Gilbert Rolf, a British art critic, pointed out that human creative activities have changed its feature throughout modern history, from painting by a “craft by hand” to what he called “the photographic”. Especially, it is important for me that an aspiration of the “modern sublime”, in which people have pursued artificial and homogeneous texture, represented by plastic and polyester. From my work, I depict pieces of work looking like photographs, expressing the “modern sublime” by using the mechanical objects how Rolf stated the “ordinal, artificial texture”.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ai Makita - Rainfall[Sax] Rainfall[Sax]
    • Ai Makita - Liquid nature  Liquid nature 
    • Ai Makita - Mysterious Creature Mysterious Creature
    • Ai Makita - Liquid nature  Liquid nature 

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  • Ken Matsubara  (+)

    Biography : Lives and works in Tokyo Japan 1949 Born in Tokyo Japan Until 1974 Musashino Art University Tokyo Japan

    Exhibition : select exhibitions
    2018 | Cologne [de], COLLUMINA International Light Art Project
    2017 | Tokyo [jp], MA2 Gallery
    2017 | Oregon [us], Schneider Museum of Art
    2017 | London/Ontario [ca], Museum London of Visual Art and Material Culture
    Since 1981 | regular exhibition practice worldwide

    Detailed Description : Ken Matsuabra’s artistic research focuses on the relationship between the present and the past. His film-objects are objects of everyday life that are extended by film projections. In doing so, he understands photography and the viewing of photographic material as a pendulum movement between the present and the past, between experience and memory.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ken Matsubara - Mirror- Glass Mirror- Glass
    • Ken Matsubara - I just want to start a flame in
your heart I just want to start a flame in your heart
    • Ken Matsubara - Dancing Table Dancing Table

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  • Nobuaki Onishi  (+)

    Biography : 1972 Born in Okayama prefecture,Japan. 1998 Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School program complated 2013 Studied in Germany by The Gotoh Memorial Foundation/

    Exhibition : 2017 “Through the looking-grass, and what she founds there” MA2 Gallery, Tokyo
    2016 “Aki Eimizu & Nobuaki Onishi” Galerie Nicola von Senger AG , Zurich, Swiss
    2014 "Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.04 Regarding the Reality" Takamatsu city museum of Art ,Takamatsu
    "What is Print?-Beyond the Border" Ichihara Lakeside Museum ,Chiba
    "Moon Salto" Studio +Plus, Berlin

    Detailed Description : Nobuaki Onishi created object by casting transparent resin into molds which were made out of object found in our daily life. Onishi then skillfully painted parts of his work in order to replicate a realistic look of the objects, and this leads his work to become a unique piece of art. He makes art which is hard to tell if it was real at first sight. He is interested to see how viewers respond to the superficial appearance of the objects and how they distinguish the artificial objects from the real. He uses these ideas to criticize the consumerism of modern society through his artwork.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Nobuaki Onishi - N/A N/A

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Other Represented Artists


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of international contemporary artists.
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