Takao Inoue>Tampopo Blowin’ 10.385

  • Tampopo Blowin' 10.385, 2018Sold
  • Acrylic, dandelion
    H 10.385 x 6 x 6 cm
  • By capturing a moment of things that are short-lived, like photographs, in a permanent material, it makes viewers look at it more closely. I am stimulating the visual sense and creating work that releases the viewer from lazy habits and constraints that hide in daily life. Because the amount of visual information that can be analyzed is excessive, the viewer's brain gets tricked and normal concepts do not function well. As time goes on, the only thing that matters is what is directly in front of us and other sensations fade away. In this chaotic capitalist society I hope to find a small gap in which there is a clear pause for contemplation and also a clue to problem solving.
Takao Inoue
Biography
1970
​Born in Fukuoka, Japan
1992-96​
Assistant cinematographer, Dentsu Prox (current Dentsu Tec)
1993
​B.A., Seinan Gakuin University, Faculty of Commerce, Fukuoka, Japan
1996​
Inspired by the works of Shiro Kuramata researching the designer
Became independent and moved to Tokyo. Worked as a freelance photographer and cinematographer in cinema and advertisement
2003​
Hummingbird Photography Award, Shinpusha Publishing
Through an encounter with an acrylic fabricator working with Shiro Kutamata, launched his own career as an artist
2004
​Started series embedding dandelions inside acrylic
2009​
Completed Dandelion (Tampopo), begun in 2004
2010-13​
Founding partner and president of Lighting Art Gallery, sponsored by Yamagiwa Art Foundation
2011​
Curated Ex Lighting Art exhibition, Lighting Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Director of photography for film Karappo, directed by Shogo Kusano
2013
​Organic EL installation, Dew exhibition, Tennozu site, Tokyo, Japan
Installation, Every Kinda People, Warehouse Terrada, Tokyo, Japan
2015
Installation, Dew, Zaku Zaku, Tokyo, Japan
2016​
Succeeded embedding a fresh flower inside acrylic
2017
​Participated as a guest speaker in the lecture, Shiro Kuramata for 21st century, by Roger Griffith (Associate Sculpture Conservator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York) held at Kogakuin University School of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan
2017-
​Lecturer, Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Participated as a guest speaker in a lecture by a lead designer at Zaha Hadid Architects held at Kogakuin University School of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan
2019
​Lecturer, Faculty of Education, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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