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Moemi Takano

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Degree: BFA
University: Goldsmiths, University of London
Graduation Year: 2015

Artist Statement

My current artistic practice revolves around the idea of subversive aspect of handicraft. By applying various mark-making methods such as woodcut print, embroidery and collage, I explore how small actions of hand can evoke larger philosophical questions of our age of social and environmental crisis on a planetary scale. While artists who speak out about the “self”, one’s “emotion” or “sensitivity” may easily get labelled as “naïve” and excluded from the concept-centred art field, I stick to handmade abstractions that evoke emotional responses. In doing so, I display my sentiment towards humanity. By sentiment I mean an interest in what has been defining humans since the primordial past. Or can it be my confusion for us possibly losing or forgetting it. Through engaging with intensive handwork, I reflect on our ancestors’ numerous efforts to form a society, particularly through visual languages. My fascinations are always how the primordial have invented letters to communicate and how they began decorating their surroundings with lines and patterns. The images I present are somehow symbolic but with no specific references. While the works seem to be full of emotions bursting inward, connotations or messages, their actual objective is not to lecture the viewer. I try to keep my artistic quality full of arbitrariness and contingencies, so that it can open outwards. The work seems to behave like landscapes, in front of which we know this tree is just around here and that cloud of sky is simply over there, staying away from rational interpretations.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017, "Landscapes of an Imploding Self" Iwasaki Museum Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2017, "Intangible Surface", Spring Valley Brewery Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017, Art TAICHUNG, Millennium Hotel Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan 
2017, "Youth Peak New Star Art Exhibition", Ke-Yuan Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan 
2016, "SIXTY", LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES, London, UK 
2016, "On the Threshold II : Formal Presence", Oriental Museum, Durham, UK 
2015, "On the Threshold", Oriental Museum and Teikyo University, Durham, UK 

Original works:

Wall (Stars)

By Moemi Takano

£570

Memories of Conflict 1

By Moemi Takano

£570

Untitled (Sure You Come)

By Moemi Takano

£250

Sand, Spilling Out of My Finge...

By Moemi Takano

£350

Between Rainfall and Ritual

By Moemi Takano

£320

Transplant

By Moemi Takano

£750

Untitled (Rooftop Swimming)

By Moemi Takano

£280

Wall (Raymont Hall)

By Moemi Takano

£350

Untitled (Pine Cones on Fire) ...

By Moemi Takano

£295

Wall (Temple and Sunset)

By Moemi Takano

£600

Wall (Mediterranean Restaurant...

By Moemi Takano

£570

Wall (Shadows of Olive)

By Moemi Takano

£520

Wall (Gate to the Moore)

By Moemi Takano

£570

From Scratch

By Moemi Takano

£450

Untitled

By Moemi Takano

£200

Wall (Fisherman's Net)

By Moemi Takano

£590

Spice Grinding

By Moemi Takano

£1450

Les Usines Bleues (No.3)

By Moemi Takano

£350

Wall (Garden Window)

By Moemi Takano

£250

The Day I Fired My Study

By Moemi Takano

£1870

Intangible Surface

By Moemi Takano

£870

Sold Artworks:

Wall (The Universe)

By Moemi Takano

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Polluted Body, Pure Mind

By Moemi Takano

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A Nap, Dreaming of the Quarry ...

By Moemi Takano

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