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Fertile Island_ac03By Takayoshi Ueda

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Collage, Collage of hand-painted material of hard paper

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Dimensions: 68cm (H) x 52.5cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 26.8" (H) x 20.7" (W) x 0.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Artworks of physical paper collage.

I create collages based on the concept of "harmony arising from the aggregation of diverse individuals and unity in dissonance".
The pieces are made using randomly created materials such as drawings, and combining them with different materials, connecting them visually into a single form.
Every character is based on a familiar plant or animal, while at the same time is flexible, rich in variety, and highly rigid.
Unlike the traditional spiritual and occult images of Asia or the anti-naturalist expressions of the West, the atypical forms I use have been influenced by the Choju Jinbutsu Giga ( Animal-person Caricatures of East Asia in the mid-12c ), which were drawn in between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in Japan, and the eighteenth century artist Jakuchu ITO ( Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period, 18c ),
especially their comical expressions, and flat, precise depictions, with the addition of slightly over exaggerated facial expressions and movements, which give the characters presence and compatibility with their surroundings. Each form that I create are made up of a collection of many different pieces that carry unique information, and once they connect like parts to the whole, analogous to continuous synapses, they construct a unique and dynamic space where harmony and chaos co-exist on the whole screen as theresult of a meta-collage.
This screen composition hints at the globalization and integration of all aspects of our society in this digitally connected world. Moreover, it could also be said that the piece is a visual simulation of a new symbiotic space.
I hope the viewer will project themselves onto this virtual image and imagine the shapes of their future through their interaction with it based on their own individual perceptions.


Artist Profile

Born: 1969
Hometown: Nishimuro-District
Based in: Wakayama

Takayoshi Ueda was born in Japan, 1969 and currently lives and works in Wakayama, Japan.
Learning oil painting at an art school in Kyoto, he was captivated by the beauty of monochrome paint software he experienced while studying there and began creating with a computer in 1994.
Ueda's major exhibitions of …


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