TERRAIN - HIRAKI SAWA Solo Exhibition
'Terrain' 日本藝術家 澤拓 個展
'Terrain' 日本藝術家 澤拓 個展
Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to present “TERRAIN” by Hiraki Sawa from April 11th to May 16th, 2015. This will be his first solo exhibition in Taiwan. Sawa’s recent works including one video installation, four video works, and drawings will be shown in the exhibition.
Hiraki Sawa often blends realist images of, for example, aircrafts and carousels with dreamlike scenes in his video artworks. Adopting a unique style of creation, he not only presents pretty fantastic and poetic fragments of his quotidian life but also explores the chaotic state amidst memories and realities. His early works attracted considerable attention and discussion, and were exhibited in various international biennials and triennials as well as in Taipei Fine Arts Museum and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. As a result, the Taiwanese audience is no stranger to his works.
Hiraki Sawa’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan is entitled TERRAIN. This term can be understood as a realm with its boundary. He developed the conception of this exhibition from the experience of watching his mirror reflection at his tender age. At that moment, he firstly sensed his own existence and formed his subjectivity when he saw himself as an integral body in the mirror, which made him a little bit terrified yet slightly excited. This conception echoes his recent work Envelope, in which he installed three large mirrors in different positions at the exhibition venue and let these mirrors reflect the projected images. The viewers can understand the laterally reversed texts only by looking at the mirror images. The artist separated the external real world from the virtual one in the mirrors. He is deeply fascinated with the question that whether his mirror image and the reflected video are real or virtual.
Hiraki Sawa’s works have been not only creating the viewing experience in which the virtual and the real intersect but also providing a strange yet fascinating atmosphere. Situating the viewers in the “terrain” amidst the virtual and the real, he expects them to contemplate whether visual satisfaction or spiritual internalization defines the existence of a human being. In addition to a two-channel video work, the exhibition also presents his magnum opuses such as Did I ? and Sleeping Machine II. The art forum will take place at 3 p.m. on 11 April 2015, followed by the opening party at 4 p.m. Hiraki Sawa will attend these events, sharing his career trajectory and experience with the visitors. We sincerely invite you to this elaborately organized exhibition, where you will be inspired by the artist’s ingenuity.
About the Artist
Hiraki Sawa (born 1977, Ishikawa, Japan.) lives and works in London, United Kingdom. He received his BFA from the University of East London and his MFA from the Slade School of Art at University College, London. His work has been featured in the 2013 Biennale de Lyon, the 2010 Biennale of Sydney, 2008 Busan Biennial, the 2005 Yokohama Trienniale and the 2003 Biennale de Lyon. Sawa’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo; Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Chisenhale Gallery, London; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima; and the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie et Musée du Temps de Besançon with Le Consortium, Dijon.
Hiraki Sawa’s works are included in the public collections of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan; CAB, Burgos, Spain; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon, Spain; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan; UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
澤拓的作品始終呈現一種虛實交錯截然不同的觀看經驗，也創造出一種詭譎卻又迷人的氛圍。他希望觀眾從介於虛幻與真實之間的「TERRAIN」，思考一個人的存在是要藉由視覺觀看的滿足亦或是心靈上自我的內化。展場中除了展出一件小型雙頻道錄像、也將展出較為人所知代表作系列中的《did I?》、《Sleeping Machine II》等。座談會將於4月11日下午三點開始，開幕酒會為四點，藝術家將會出席現場與大家分享創作歷程與心得，歡迎蒞臨參觀。
澤拓(Hiraki Sawa)1977年出生於日本石川縣，目前定居於英國倫敦。先後於英國東倫敦大學(University of East London)、倫敦大學史烈德藝術學院(Slade School of Art at University College) 獲美術學士及碩士學位。他的作品曾於里昂雙年展(2013)、雪梨雙年展(2010)、釜山雙年展(2008)、橫濱三年展(2005)展出。近期個展包括："Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds" (東京歌劇院畫廊，東京，2014)、"Hiraki Sawa" (Ota畫廊，東京，2014)、"Figment"(詹姆斯·科恩畫廊，紐約，2013)、"Lineament"(資生堂畫廊，東京，2012)、"Carrousel" (Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie et Musée du Temps de Besançon with Le Consortium，法國第戎，2010)、"Hako"(Chisenhale Gallery，倫敦，2007)。作品曾被各大國際美術館及畫廊收藏，包含大阪國立國際美術館、東京都寫真美術館、東京森美術館、金澤21世紀美術館、蘇黎世瑞銀集團UBS Art Collection、美國聖路易美術館、墨爾本維多利亞國家美術館、昆士蘭美術館等。
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