Indepth Arts News: |
2004-07-22 until 2004-08-28
Haunch of Venison
UK United Kingdom
An exhibition of work by Berlin based artist, Takehito Koganezawa (born Japan, 1974). Koganezawa has developed a diverse art practice, united by a minimalist aesthetic, in media including drawing, video, sound sculpture and performance. Takehito Koganezawa features more than fifteen recent drawings and three animations made during Koganezawa’s time in Europe, and shown in the UK for the first time.
Takehito Koganezawa has been selected to show at distinguished group shows and video festivals throughout Europe and Asia since 1997.
His work could also be seen at Manifesta 4, the fourth edition of a European biennial in Frankfurt, Germany in 2002. He is represented by (Gallery) Wohnmaschine in Berlin.
The artist works primarily with video and drawing, referring to video as his "brainwork", and to drawing as his "musclework".
Koganezawa's videos often originate from live performances and include the artist as an actor/participant. His drawings are simple coloured pencil lines on large white paper backgrounds.
Converging recognizable objects with abstract fragments, his drawings invoke a surrealist mood. And though surrealist, the artist maintains a light, humorous edge throughout all of his work.
Dancing in Your Head, 2003