EXHIBITION
CONCEPT
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BIOGRAPHY
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VIEW WORKS
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INFORMATION
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INSTALLATION IMAGES

AFFECTION OF IDOLS

NATSUKI OTAKE

FEB 10, 2010 – APR 11, 2010

CONCEPT

Natsuki Otake, an artist captured by
the glitter of idols.

DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA is holding an exhibition “Affection of idols” by Natsuki Otake.
Besides large size batik she has consistently produced, a new collection for this exhibition is also on display.

From her childhood, Otake has been fascinated by the sparkle of eyes like the dazzling stars, seen in idols' eyes and those of heroines in girls' comics.
Those have affected everything in her life from drawing manga to start with, down to glitter pens and her diary filled with richly colored decoration parts. While she was in Tama Art University, she started to express those as an art.
An encounter with batik, a traditional technique good in recreating brightness and chromaticness, enabled her to acquire the expression of matching the pieces of slik together. At last, she gained her own way to express the girls’ fragile beauty. The most notable feature of Otake’s work is bluish white brilliancy like high-intense liquid crystal and its two-dimensional clearness created by the reflection of the silk.

Idols ? focus of people’s envy and desire, making an impact to the society through mass media as a mirror to reflect the times. The words describing them have also changed from "kawaii" to "moe". While idols have changed their fields of performance from television to other media such as the internet and games, their presence has also become complex and diversified along with our society.
What can be seen in the eyes of the girls drawn by Otake?
In this exhibition, dynamism of Natsuki Otake’s world will sate you with the work of "an idol today" drawn by a Japanese traditional art technique. Enjoy overwhelming colors and the dazzle of her work.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Natsuki Otake

    http://bamboosummer.main.jp

    Born in 1982
    Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design (Textile Design) at Tama Art University in 2006
    Received a Master’s Degree in Design (Textile Design) at Tama Art University in 2008

    Exhibitions

    2007
    • ・ FOUR-NINES exhibition” held by four students from Tama Art University at Senbikiya Gallery
    2008
    • ・ an exhibition of Natsuki Otake’s graduation works at Gallery le bain
    • ・ an individual exhibition done by Natsuki Otake at Gallery b.TOKYO
    • ・ Entered several works in AOSANDO Art Fair
    2009
    • ・ The Natsuki Otake Exhibition titled “idora specus”at GALLERY POINT
    • ・ Emerging Director’s Art Fair “ULTRA002” at Aoyama Spiral
    • ・ NEONEO part-2 JOSHI at TAKAHASHI COLLECTION HIBIYA

    ※about Batik
    A traditional way of dyeing, using wax to prevent the pattern part from dyeing. The technique of batik is considered to have existed since the 2nd-3rd century A.D. as the batik cotton cloth was found in Chadota Remain in Niya prefecture of Hsinchiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. This is one of Japanese traditional dyeing techniques that has been used since Tenpyo era and found in places such as Shoshoin treasures. It has been used to dye “Kimono” and a particular type of Kimono is named “Roketsu Yuzen (Batick Yuzen)” after this technique.

VIEW WORKS

Title
Affection of Idols
Artist
Natsuki Otake
Date
Feb 10, 2010 – Apr 11, 2010
Venue
DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA 2F
Curator
Shinya Furui / gallery POINT
Curator
Shinya Furui / gallery POINT
As an Art director of gallery POINT located in Ebisu, Furui plans art exhibitions at home and abroad.
In order to organize a platform for his handling artists, Furui is also engaging in producing such as art exhibition project with company and local government, advertising, and artist management.
Artists: KAMI, Ayako Suwa, Misato Ban, and Ly etc.
1971 Born in 1971. Received a Bachelor’s Degree at Nihon University
2002 Established gallery POINT in Daikanyama
2005 Moved gallery POINT to Ebisu. (Current address)
2007 New company "point of view co., ltd" is established.
Inducted as CEO.
2008 Ayako Suwa’s “foodcreation” management is started
2009 An art exhibition “sensuous food, emotional taste.”
2009 By Ayako Suwa held at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,

INSTALLATION IMAGES