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Exhibition: Matter — Paintings & Photographs by Takeshi Inoue
April 16, 2019
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 28, 2019
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents “Matter,” an exhibition of 12 painted 3D collages and black and white photographs by Takeshi Inoue. The works reflect the essence of matter as being something constantly subject to transformation. Surfaces crack, decay, rust, burn, soften, harden, accumulate, become. Space arises allowing for something new to enter. The marks created by the passage of time create patterns of surprising beauty. These images compel us to face the ephemerality of matter while their beauty speaks to our memory of what is timeless, inviting us to reflect on who and what we are.
The exhibition will open on April 16, 2019 and will remain on view through May 28, 2019.
Takeshi Inoue was born in Saitama, Japan. He has a bachelors degree in history from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. He later studied Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, U.K. He currently works and lives in NY.
The work that I make is basically all process based, and therefore I am never aware at the starting point what exactly I am creating. I constantly have ideas surfacing in my mind, which I put forth and as a result may or may not work out. Either way, the work itself is very much based on ideas, but it’s not necessarily about putting a certain idea forward. There is a great deal of chance involved, and I will know when something has come to fruit. I have a lot of influences from music, film, and books that I would be engaged into at the moment that I am making the work. Also, the environment such as where I live, the people that I meet, the kind of conversation that I have with them, what I feel on a day to day basis, my state of mind, these thing all feed into the work. In that sense the work is very personal, and is about myself.