exhibition : PAST




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.

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

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.

Exhibition Information

Title:Affection of idols
Artist:Natsuki Otake
Date:2010.2.10 (WED) – 2010.4.11 (SUN)
Curator:Shinya Furui / gallery POINT

Shinya Furui / gallery POINT (Curator)
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.

Born in 1971. Received a Bachelor’s Degree at Nihon University
In 2002, established gallery POINT in Daikanyama
In 2005, Moved gallery POINT to Ebisu. (Current address)
In 2007, New company “point of view co., ltd” is established. Inducted as CEO.
In 2008, Ayako Suwa’s “foodcreation” management is started
In 2009, an art exhibition “sensuous food, emotional taste.” By Ayako Suwa held at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,

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  • Natsuki Otake


    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


    • In 2007,

      FOUR-NINES exhibition” held by four students from Tama Art University at Senbikiya Gallery

    • In 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

    • In 2009,

      The Natsuki Otake Exhibition titled “idora specus”at GALLERY POINT
      Emerging Director’s Art Fair “ULTRA002” at Aoyama Spiral

    ※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.

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