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Necessarius Group Show
2015-03-28 – 2015-04-10

Takayuki Nomura Erik Swars Kuta Takashima Tsuyoshi Hirano Mariko Matsushita Sabrina Horak Christine Gast Amanda Mehl

Necessarius

Vernissage 2015-02-28   1900 – 0000

Necessarius

matchbaco is very pleased to annouce “Necessarius” -matchbaco collection-, to be held from March 28. It’s a retrospective on one year of matchbaco. One piece by each artist. We are looking forward to seeing you.

◆Details Title: “Necessarius” -matchbaco collection-

Period: 2015 March 28 (Sat) - April 10 (Fri)

Vernissage: March 28 (Sat) 19:00-0:00

Hours: 2pm - 10pm *Open until midnight on Fridays & Saturdays

Genre: Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Participating Artist:

Takayuki Nomura

Christine Gast

Erik Swars

Amanda Mehl

Kuta TAKASHIMA

HIRANO.

Sabrina Horak

Mariko Matsushita

Venue: matchbaco 5F No.2 Shinjuku Bldg., 3-1-32, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Closed: Mondays

Exhibiting Artists

Takayuki Nomura

Born 1987, in Yamaguchi. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Graduated Oita University in 2010.

Erik Swars

Born 1988 in Leipzig,Germany. 

Graduated 2016 from Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. Studied under Jochen Plogsties.

Kuta Takashima

Born 1988 in Yamanashi prefecture. Lives and works in Tokyo.

2011 B.F.A. in Art Management at University of Yamanashi.

Kuta Takashima received an Honorable Mention Award in Canon New Cosmos of Photography in 2012, and in 2016 at the same award he got an Excellence Award (Selected by Hiraki Sawa).

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts has selected Takashima’s works as part of its “Young Portfolio” in 2014 and in 2016.

Takashima fuses numerous images through digital processing, as then a mysterious space unfolds before the viewer. 

Tsuyoshi Hirano

Born in 1968. Works in Tokyo, Paris and New York.

Hirano grew up under the influence French culture – Jean Cocteau, “Le Petit Prince”

At his age 24 he moved into France, and then in 1995 his drawings were featured in Le Monde. Since then he started to work with LANCÔME, Cartier, CELINE, BADOIT, LE MONDE, FIGARO, VOGUE in France, and with Shiseido, shu uemura, ISSEY MIYAKE in Japan. His works and designs were featured on the product packages.

Since 2007 he has been based in Tokyo. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of March11, 2011, he has been focusing on “Visualizing imaginary things between dreams and imagination, a new human morality and reality”

Mariko Matsushita

Born 1980 in Osaka prefecture. Matsushita obtained a B.F.A in oil painting from Kyoto City University of the Arts in 2004. 

Her solo show has been held twice at our gallery, “MARIKO” in October 2015 and “id” in October 2016.

She confronts with human “Sex” and “Death”. Primarily paintings, her works has a touch of fleshy carnal existence and a unique sense of colors. 

Matsushita was capped the best award for the second annual CAF ARTIST AWARD (CAFAA) 2016, organized by the Contemporary Art Foundation, and lives in Tokyo.

She is scheduled to move to London from July 2017, for a three months residence program at the Delfina Foundation in London.

Her new work will be comprised in the group exhibition “Star Tale”.

Sabrina Horak

Sabrina Horak, who grew up in between the cultures of Japan and Austria, creates  mandala-like partially three dimensional compositions, through which she explores the relationship between the man-made “utopia” that arise from urban life, and the people who live within these artificial constructs.

Separated human limbs are reconstructed into an unfamiliar form, in which Horak carefully cuts out from wood. In addition, She applies luminescent colours that make the overall form look as if it is a floating organ.

Born 1983 in Austria. Lives and works in Tokyo.

2007 MFA Painting class w/ Hubert Schmalix and Amelie von Wulffen, Academy of fine arts Vienna.

2014- Doctoral Course Oil Painting at Tokyo University of Arts.