How do you preserve time and memory?
Shinro Ohtake often situated images of printed matter or photos, to interact with his visceral drawings; in poised compositions, the artist has mapped out of what exists within his mind, which also defines of his time.
Active from the early 80s, in recent years, he has exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2013 and dOCUMENTA(2012). His multifarious practices, involving fine works of paintings, drawings, scrapbook assemblages and outdoor installations, have placed him high in the rank of cutting-edge Japanese artists, among Yayoi Kusama, Tadanori Yokoo and Yoshitomo Nara. As Takashi Murakami once expressed, his art was at first inspired by Shinro Ohtake.
1-3: Her Blackboard, 1986 and details (Lot 248)
4: Shinro Ohtake and his installation
5: Installation view of Shinro Ohtake Zen-Kei: Retrospective 1955-2006, Museum Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2006
Her Blackboard, 1986
Estimate: HKD 800,000 - 1,000,000
Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale), 26 Nov 2017, Christie's Hong Kong
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