|Soji TAO: CAT|
|Written by KALONSNET Editor|
|Published: June 29 2011|
Recent solo exhibitions include Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery’s “project N” series of solo shows for emerging artists in 2007 and Gallery J☆Chen, Taipei, in 2009. Tao was selected by Sophie Calle for inclusion in the “CHANEL: Mobile Art” art exhibition that toured to Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York in 2008, and that same year was commissioned to make a special design for the Bloomberg BloomBus! shuttle service by the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. In 2009 he was included in the prestigious annual exhibition of emerging artists “VOCA: The Vision of Contemporary Art” at Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo.
* The text provided by Take Ninagawa.
Period: Saturday, July 2 - Saturday, August 13, 2011
|Last Updated on June 29 2011|
The two paintings that you should not miss are one on a small canvas which seems to get on the palm and the other drawn on a big canvas. The motif of the two works is the same; a yellow cat that stands with foot by two behind wash-line pole. It is a cat drawn like cartoon figure in graffiti-like line. However, the impression of each work is completely different according to the size of the work though both are quite the same patterns. The steady concept kept secret behind a pop style is interesting.