[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Folklore artist Kenichi Nakatani, who is attracting attention for his works based on Japanese folk crafts, will hold a “Kyotsu Mingei” exhibition from Saturday, May 13th.

At Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), an exhibition of works by Kenichi Nakatani, a folklore artist who is attracting attention for his works that reconfigure Japanese folk crafts and incorporate the "glitch effect" into his work technique. Kyowai Mingei” will be held from Saturday, May 13, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023.

"Glitch Tanuki Neuromancer" W22cm×D17cm×H32cm, Acrylic, Resin

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When Kenichi Nakatani announced his three-dimensional work "Glitch Tanuki" on his SNS, it received a lot of attention, with more than 100,000 favorites on Twitter. The motif used is a Shigaraki-yaki raccoon dog figurine, which has been popular for its good luck but has not been seen recently. This is boldly reconfigured in three-dimensional expression, and digital obstacles such as noise and screen disturbances, "glitch effects," are incorporated into the technique of the work.

In this exhibition, in addition to his masterpiece "Glitch Tanuki", various three-dimensional art such as "Effect Maneki Neko" and "Brick Bear" will be introduced. In addition, the title "Kyowai Mingei" is an attempt by the artist to convey his intentions by changing the shape while distorting the void after a long period of time. . Through nostalgic motifs, this series of works floats between the past and the future, giving the impression that each viewer is doing correction work in the brain. From hand-made digital bugs, to warm three-dimensional objects, to cyberpunk futuristic sensibilities, each person has their own way of feeling things, further increasing the degree of freedom in how they enjoy art.

The disappearing "folk art" is now attracting attention again in various places. However, there may be a sense that old-fashioned folk crafts are difficult to decorate, even if they are desirable. Please enjoy up close the artist's ideas and methods of transforming folk crafts into art by fusing craft and industry, analog and digital, past and future with exquisite balance.

▲ "Ancient Tanuki Inca's Awakening" W160×D120×H300mm, 2023, epoxy resin, epoxy UV, white cement, water-based resin

▲ "Effect Maneki Neko" W23cm×D20cm×H33cm, 2023, urethane (3D print)

・Artist profile

Kenichi Nakaya

Folklore artist. Originally from Hokkaido, currently living in Tokyo. While working as a repair craftsman and interior artist, he has presented many original works based on Japanese folk crafts.
While making full use of the latest technology in the production process, it is characterized by originality that has been sublimated into unique works by hand.

・ About work sales

The exhibited works will be on sale at Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore from 10:30 on Saturday, May 13th.
The art online marketplace “OIL by Bijutsu Techo” will be on sale from 10:30 on Monday, May 15th.
* Depending on the pre-sale situation, sales of works may end before the exhibition period starts.

・Exhibition details

Kenichi Nakaya's work exhibition Kyousu Mingei <br /> Period|Saturday, May 13, 2023 – Friday, June 9, 2023
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[Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (CCC ART LAB)] From the press release

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