Friday, June 29, 2012–Saturday, July 28, 2012
The other side of the gaps between your toes
open : Jun. 29 fri - Jul. 28 sat. 11:00 - 19:00 / closed : sun + mon + holiday
* opening reception ; Jun. 30 sat@18:00 `
Machiba studied sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts and has been creating
works with unique humour and narrative using various materials such as stone, steel
In recent years, Machiba has challenged
himself, trying to transform the entire
exhibition space around his simple but yet
intricate but powerful works.
A daring approach and one that will work
when showing high quality works. For
instance, in 2010 at the Art Osaka hotel
art fair, Machiba exhibited only two works,
however he completely transformed an
already dramatic hotel room into a new
space packed with a strange sense of
incongruity. The exhibition was as if to
show the viewers different dimensions and
it stimulated their imagination and garnered
Two years on, Machiba improved his style to transform the gallery space on his new
exhibition.When he revises the simple white cube gallery space, Machiba almost inverses space itself and invites viewers into a dazed world.
Once I create the detail well,
and then fill up or polish the surface
in order to goes through the crush the detail.
In other words I chip off the extra information,
fix the image and stop time.
Using single colours on purpose to remove
the information of the particular colour as well,
this makes it a conspicuous gfigureh to fix.
For instance, to make a hole as space,
I create a clear edge of the hole. @@@@@@@by Takao Machiba