Shinro Ohtake / Painter


Born in Tokyo in 1955. Artist. He has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (2019), Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito (2019), Parasolunit, London (2014), Takamatsu City Museum of Art (2013), Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame (2013), Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2006). He has also participated in many international exhibitions including Venice Biennale (2013), Documenta (2012), Gwangju Biennale (2010), Asia Pacific Triennale (2018), Yokohama Triennale (2014), Setouchi International Art Festival (2010, 2013, 2016, 2019). He received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize in 2014.

Comment on the work

After a long period of time and trial and error, the ultimate form of beauty, the "Sensu," was born. The "Sensu" which is formed through a delicate process by a variety of exquisite hand techniques, is at once elegant and severe. Holding a white paper fan in my hand, I imagined the shape that people once imagined when they wanted a tool to create wind. The flickering of the fan created an illusion... What would I put in the fan shape? I was able to feel the unlimited possibility from the fan on one side by receiving the place of "BANANA to YELLOW".

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