Purple Art

[September 24 2021]

“Descending Painting,” an exhibition by Noritaka Tatehana at Kosaku Kanechika, Tokyo

“I have used my art to explore perspectives for reflecting on myself. Life and death, memory and reality. Myself and others. New values on “the other side” link the two perspectives. ,” says Tokyo-born contemporary artist, Noritaka Tatehana who is renowned for his Japanese-inspired “Heel-less” shoes adorned by Lady Gaga and multiple galleries around the world. His new series presents 35 works based on his keen interest on perspective and his unique take on bird’s-eye-views. Tatehana’s concept is to represent both the foreground and background spaces in inverse perspective using multiple layers in the painting. This technique is also used in his new “Descending Layer” works, which employs several layers of glass. His creative process centers around presenting new perspectives and worldviews by combining traditional values held in high regard by ancient Japan with contemporary cultural elements, and posing the question of whether they serve modern-day people.

On view now until 9th October 2021 at Kosaku Kanechika

TERRADA Art Complex 5F
1-33-10 Higashi-Shinagawa

Photos by Chikashi Suzuki

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