Lot 359 - Takayuki Hara - Ready for Bed
Born in Tokyo, Japan, UK-based artist Takayuki Hara's work evolves from the idea of an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. It is a search for memories which have been buried and only fragments can be exhumed. Hara studied Japanese Literature: Creative Writing in Japan, the rich narrative elements of his work come from the background as a writer. His work has been exhibited widely in the Uk, and internationally including United States, Germany and Poland, and numerous Art Fairs across the globe. His work was shown in European Parliament in Brussels, and he was commissioned to have a solo show at Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow, Poland in 2015.
MA Fine Art, City and Guilds of London Art School, 2010, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, City and Guilds of London Art School, 2006, Hosei University, BA Japanese Literature: Creative Writing, 2002
2016 Before We Fall Again, Manggha Museum, Krakow, Poland
2015 The Ultimate Magic to Save Us is You, The Muse Gallery, London
2014 Projekt STS Art Space Whitechapel, London
2014 Hepatitis C Trust Art on a Postcard Exhibition, Whitfield Fine Art, London
2014 Derwent Art Prize Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London
2014 RBSA Print Biennal, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2014 Print Exhibition, Zillar Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
2014 Bainbridge Open Exhibition, Tea Embassy Gallery
2014 London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London
2014 Drawn, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2014 Standing on the Frontier Vol.2, Unit24 Gallery, London
2014 Magic We Lost, European Parliament, Brussels
2013 Forbes Great Ball Charity Art Auction, Hilton Warsaw, Poland
2013 A Shapeshifting World, Unit24 Gallery, London
2013 The imaginative Lines, Each/One, New York
2012 Fancy Art Gifts, Hellada Art Centre, California
2012 Anschlussel London/Berlin, Centre for Recent Drawing, London
None at the moment, previous represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery and Unit 24 Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These little pieces started from my obsession about jumpers. I love jumpers and would probably call myself a collector. I wanted to capture memories of this particular jumper I had when I was younger.
I was aiming to capture an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories in these pieces: a search for places which had been buried deep memories over time and only fragments can be exhumed. Akin to déjà vu: a fleeting moment in everyday life, I am interested in the places/items which conjure up memories, where borders of reality and fiction can be blurred and make myself yearn for the places/items that I am not able to locate anymore.
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