Art Fair Tokyo 2021

March 11, 2021

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce its participation in Art Fair Tokyo 2021. We will showcase new works by Stefan Brüggemann, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Yuichi Hirako, Mariko Kobayashi, Tony Matelli and Tomokazu Matsuyama.

Stefan Brüggemann develops a conceptual approach to the artistic process, which he explores with a critical and often provocative and ironical attitude, questioning its inner activity and contemporary societies. Our immediate response wants to come to a quick conclusion about what is being portrayed; however, Einarsson’s work reminds viewers to examine what is shown in front of them shrewdly and to find their own interpretations first. Works of Yuichi Hirako with a wide range of media, creating large installations, neon works, paintings and photographs. The central theme of his artistic practice is about the coexistence of plants, nature, and humans and the ambiguity and questions arising from the relationship. Utilizing textile techniques such as weaving, dyeing, knitting, and stitching, Kobayashi depicts different connections that exist in the world. Her artistic concept is based on the awareness of being conscious in the present moment, as we continue our life as mortal beings. Tony Matelli is an American artist working predominantly in the field of sculpture. The artist frequently focuses on themes of time, ambivalence, banality, and wonder. In Matelli’s work the physical laws of objects are often reversed, upended or atomized, and with these deft manipulations of matter and gravity come profound reorientations in perspective and ultimately, states of being.Matsuyama’s work responds to his own bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America by bringing together aspects of both Eastern and Western aesthetic systems. His practice repositions traditional icons within a broader global context in order to create a distinctive style that resists cultural categorization and embodies what the artist refers to as the “struggle of reckoning the familiar local with the familiar global.”

We are looking forward to seeing you at booth No.G021.

– Dates and Hours –
Fair Opening Time
18 March (Thu) 13:00-16:00 VIP Preview (invited guests only)
18 March (Thu) 16:00-20:00 Vernissage (invited guests only)

Public Open
19 March (Fri) 12:00-19:00
20 March (Sat) 12:00-19:00
21 March (Sun) 12:00-16:00

– Artists –
Stefan Brüggemann
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Yuichi Hirako
Mariko Kobayashi
Tony Matelli
Tomokazu Matsuyama

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– Venue –
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E and Lobby Gallery
3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan

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