“Static & Dynamic (静と動)”
by Mikito Ozeki / 尾関 幹人

Term | 会期: 2017. Sept 1 – Sept 30, 2017

Opening Reception :  Sept 1 (Fri) 19:00-21:30

We will be open on Sept23rd (national holiday)

9月1日(金)17:00 – 21:30
2日(土)13:00 – 17:00
23日(祝・土)13:00 – 17:00
30日(土)13:00 – 17:00

The artist will be present at the gallery on:
Sept 1 (Fri) 17:00-21:30
Sept 2 (Sat) 13:00-17:00
Sept23(Sat) 13:00-17:00
Sept30(Sat) 13:00-17:00

open : 11:00-19:00 (Tue-Sat)
Closed : Sunday, Monday, Holidays
オープン:火曜〜土曜 11:00-19:00 / 日月祝祭日 閉廊

Venue | 会場 : CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo
2F, 7-18-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1060032, Japan
tel : +81 3 3405 8438

CE&G is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by Mikito Ozeki. This will be our 3rd solo exhibition with Ozeki who is currently based and works in his home town Nagoya City, Japan.
Most recently, Ozeki’s work has stepped further into the idea of freeing himself from the typical concept of paper cutting, expanding his expressions to a more three dimensional way.
These changes can also be felt through his statement for this solo exhibition.
“Static and dynamic.
Going blank. On the contrary feeling the flowing imagination.
The unconscious and conscious.
I aim to create from paper
“something” that can play a fundamental role
like the blood flowing through my veins to maintain my life.”
In his past series, Ozeki portrayed a robot like figure with a gathering of shapes that resemble industrial pipes and materials. He started producing works like this cutting a single piece of paper to give birth to an artificial life form. But soon his style evolved into a more abstract one with the usage of colored paper, layering them on top of another, with the attempt to capture and frame a certain mental state.
His most recent work which was installed in the Facebook office in Tokyo, reflected the artists intention for another step in his procedure. The installation was a complex combination of layers of colorful organic parts that resembled organs. Although one aspect that Ozeki seeks through his art work is the physicality of paper cutting, it is also clear that he is mesmerized from “life-forms”. From series to series, his works zoom in from a figurative form shifting to abstract shapes similar to human tissues tangling to each other with color. He zoomed out in his most recent series, in an attempt to capture a module of “life” and combining them together.
Through this exhibition, Ozeki will once again challenge the traditional techniques and the potential of paper cutting.

この度CLEAR EDITIONでは3年ぶりとなります名古屋在住の作家尾関幹人の個展を開催いたします。

近年の尾関の作品やコラボレーションからは切り絵という枠にとらわれることなく、 より自由な発想で制作に対してアプローチしているのがわかります。




尾関の過去作には一枚の黒い紙から即興的に連続したパイプなどの工業的なパーツが増殖し、 最終的にはどこか悲哀に満ちたロボットとして完成がするという一連の具象作品群があります。 この時は一枚の紙を切り抜いていくことによって一つの疑似生命体を作ってきましたが、 作風が変わるにつれ形状は抽象的になり、切っている紙自体も色がつき、さらに重ね始め、 何かの気配をフレームに閉じ込めて描いているかのような意識の変化があったように思えます。

今年に入りフェイスブックの日本社屋用に制作した作品には臓器の様な有機的な形状が幾重にも 複雑に絡み合い、全体として一つの塊を構成するものとなりました。 尾関の切り絵における身体性の追求もその一つではありますが、振り返ると一貫してある種の 「生命力」に彼が惹かれているように思えます。シリーズごとに視点を変え具象的な全体像から 顕微鏡を覗いた細胞組織のような抽象的な色合いと形状の絡み合い、そして直近の作品では また一歩俯瞰して見た命の単位の様な有機的なフォルムの集合が見られるのです。

今回の個展で尾関は改めて切り絵という技法に向き合い、その可能性を探求いたします。 尾関の新たな挑戦を是非ご高覧ください。