wamono art

Takao Inoue

  • Tampopo Blowin' 10.934, 2018
  • Acrylic
    H 10.934 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.
  • Tampopo Blowin' 10.385, 2018
  • Acrylic
    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 at Dentsu Prox Inc. (current Dentsu Tec Inc.)
1999
Completed B.A., Seinan Gakuin University, Faculty of Commerce, Fukuoka, Japan
1996-01
Started freelance. Worked in the fields of cinema and advertising including Juzo Itami films and Apple campaigns, as assistant photographer and camera operator.
2002-
Director of photography in the field of advertising for SONY, Shiseido and others.
2003
Received the Hummingbird Photography Award by Shinpusha Publishing.
2004
Fascinated by Shiro Kuramata works, began activities also as an artist. Started his series of embedding dandelions inside acrylics.
2007
Won the 47th Advertisements for the Consumers competition, awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2009
Completed Dandelion, which he had worked on since 2004. His works had since then focused on the theme of reaffirming memory and light.
2010-
Founder of Lighting Art Gallery, supported 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
Dew exhibition, Organic EL Installation, Tennozu site, Tokyo, Japan
Every Kinda People, Commission work, Warehouse Terrada, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Royal Stinker, Dorian Installation work in collaboration with Salad Dressing, SingaPlural 2014, Singapore
2015
Installation and interior design, Zaku Zaku pastry shop, Tokyo, Japan
Installation and interior design, Bake pastry shop, Kanagawa, Japan
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