Yoshitaka Amano 天野喜孝
Due to the great successes the exhibition is prolonged from October 10th 2008 to November 20th 2008
NEW WORKS INCLUDED!!!!!
Yoshitaka Amano 天野喜孝 --- new works
August 30th – October 10th, 2008
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 7:00pm or by appointments
Art Statements Hong Kong is delighted to announce an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. A selection of his new paintings --- including several 2 metres long aluminium panels depicting and detailing the emergence of fantastical creatures, warriors, heroines and superheroes --- will be on view at the gallery until October 10th.
Amano, born 1952 in Shizuoka City, Japan, has been one of the leading figures in character development and creation for anime, manga and video game since the 1980s.
After becoming involved with a major manga studio in the mid 1970s, where he shot to fame with the cartoon series ‘Gatchaman’ (G-Force), Amano has produced and created many exceptionally popular epic-like series in and out of the studio context, most notably the hugely successful and influential video game series ‘Final Fantasy’.
Once being regarded or even dismissed as a cult-like subculture with a limited following, manga (Japanese cartoons and animations) has fully grown into being as one of the most significant cultural forces exported from Japan in recent history. Its importance and influences within the mainstream popular culture, such as in televisions, advertisings and films, industrial design, fashion and graphic design, has gained increasing recognition, and is now nothing short of a phenomenon.
In exploring and re-examining that delicate line between Manga, illustrations and fine arts, Amano applies and merges his traditional and impeccable skills with high-tech materials and production methods, thus focusing on discovering a new form of expression and context for the existing format of painting. Instead of borrowing and reusing ideas and concepts championed by the others, Amano draws directly from his own history, experience and background of working on these characters, giving a new set of contemporary discourse to these pre-existing elements through accumulation, reinterpretation and reinvention.
Amano has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the Barbican Art Centre in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, the Kunstverein Heilbronn (Heilbronn Arts Association) in Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei and the German Film Museum in Frankfurt. His works will also be included in Manga! Japanese Pictures at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark accompanied by a detailed catalogue in October of this year.
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