Takashi Murakami At Gagosian Hong Kong

Takashi Murakami, The Lion of the Kingdom that Transcends Death, 2018, acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 59 1/8 × 118 1/8 inches (150 × 300 cm) © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved / 圖片:村上隆,《超越死亡的王國獅子》,2018年,壓克力、畫布、鋁框,59 1/16 x 118 1/8 英寸(150 x 300 厘米) ©2018 村上隆/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. 版權所有。
Takashi Murakami, The Lion of the Kingdom that Transcends Death, 2018, acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 59 1/8 × 118 1/8 inches (150 × 300 cm) © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved / 圖片:村上隆,《超越死亡的王國獅子》,2018年,壓克力、畫布、鋁框,59 1/16 x 118 1/8 英寸(150 x 300 厘米) ©2018 村上隆/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. 版權所有。

When I manage to snatch the tail of an idea, I must then transport a fragment of it to a completely different region of my brain . . . Once a deadline is met, that region can relax, so I graft the new idea onto that relaxed region in order to nurture and grow it. This is the process I endlessly repeat, and as such, I can never see the end of it; each day of unease is followed by another, and only for a moment when a project is complete do I get to experience a modicum of liberation. As a distant result of such a thankless, humorless repetition, interesting works get made. — Takashi Murakami

Murakami seamlessly blends commercial imagery, anime, manga, and traditional Japanese styles and subjects, revealing the themes and questions that connect past and present, East and West, technology and fantasy. His paintings, sculptures, and films are populated by repeated motifs and evolving characters of his own creation. Together with dystopian themes and contemporary references, he revitalizes narratives of transcendence in continuation of the nonconformist legacy of a group of eighteenth-century Japanese artists known as the Edo eccentrics.

Takashi Murakami was born in 1962 in Tokyo, where he lives and works.

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當我設法抓住靈感的尾巴,我必須將零碎的構思傳送到大腦另一個截然不同的區域……及時完成工作後,這個區域就可以放鬆,於是我能將新構思轉到放鬆區,慢慢培養。這是一個不斷重複的過程,永無止盡。焦慮不安的生活日復一日,只有在完成項目後,我才能感到一絲解放。全靠這個吃力不討好、枯燥乏味的重複過程,方可完成有趣的作品。
—村上隆

村上隆將商業圖像、日本動漫、漫畫和傳統日本風格及題材完美地共冶一爐,揭示連繫古與今、東與西、科學與幻想等主題和疑問。他的畫作、雕塑及影片經常採用反覆出現的圖案和自創的特殊人物。透過結合反烏托邦主題和現代元素,村上隆探討一群在18世紀被稱為「江戶怪傑」的日本藝術家,延續他們打破規條的精神,重溫超然脫俗的主題。

村上隆於1962年生於東京,現於當地定居及工作。

TAKASHI MURAKAMI村上隆 Change the Rule! 改變規則!
Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 6–8pm
開幕酒會:9月20日(星期四)晚間6時至8時
Exhibition Dates: September 20–November 10, 2018
2018 年 9月 20日至11月10日

Gagosian Hong Kong
7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central
香港中環畢打街12號畢打行7樓

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