Light, colour, outlines
March 27 – April 25, 2021
open Wed. to Sat. noon-6pm, Sun. noon-5pm
closed on Mon., Tue. and national holidays
KAYOKOYUKI is pleased to present "Light, colour, outlines", Daichi Takagi's first exhibition in KAYOKOYUKI in three years.
Takagi has been painting between the concepts of "abstraction" and "figurative", changing the degree of these concepts as he went along. At first, he was working on paintings with abstracted still life and landscapes, using morphological expressions as an opening, then he developed into shaped-canvas works and grid-structured works in recent years. Since his residency in the Netherlands in 2018, he has been working on the act of painting by focusing more on his intuition of seeing and painting than on his previous theories and methods. Motifs are selected from specific objects that exist around the artist such as trees, rain, water surface, windows, the moon, and birds, and space and textures that the artist has actually experienced are confirmed one by one as he works with various paints and brushes to complete his paintings.
In conjunction with this exhibition, we will also publish a book titled "Daichi Takagi 2010-2021", which includes a collection of Takagi's works over the past 10 years. The book will include drawings and sketches that form the basis of Takagi's work, allowing us to trace the evolution of his paintings through the years.
While viewing Takagi’s new works in the exhibition, we hope you can imagine how he captures and thinks about things then sublimates them into painting as well as the future development of his works.
Daichi Takagi was born in 1982 in Gifu, Japan. Gained B.F.A and M.F.A in painting from Tama Art University, Tokyo. He received Japanese Government Oversea Research Program Grant, Agency for Cultural Affairs and lived and worked in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from September, 2018. Currently, Lives and works in Kanagawa.
Recently, Takagi presented his work in "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2021" at The National Art Center / Tokyo, 2021, "Daichi Takagi, Lucia Vidales, Hiroka Yamashita" at Taka Ishii Gallery / Tokyo, 2020, Solo show "Intuition" at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam / Netherlands, 2019, Solo show"aspect" at KAYOKOYUKI, Tokyo, 2018, "Contemporary Art Experimental Exhibition -Perspectives (1)" at Intermediatheque, Tokyo, 2017, Solo show "Periphery" at Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam, 2016, "Footprints" at Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa, 2016, "COOL INVITATIONS 2" at XYZ Collective, Tokyo, 2015, "The Way of Painting" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014, "DAI CHU SHOW" recent abstract" at Fuchu art museum citizen's gallery and LOOPHOLE, Tokyo, 2013, "The fertile land" at akibatamabi21, Tokyo, 2011, "SSS-expand painting" at MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo, 2010.