We are pleased to announce Masakatsu Takagi’s new exhibition titled Ymene, and present new video piece of the same title.
This will be his first presentation of gallery exhibition piece in 2 years.
“Ymene” is a coinage by Takagi and stands for “roots of dreams”, created after 2 precedeing commissioned pieces, [Homicevalo] and [NIHITI].
In [Homicevalo], Takagi attempted to develop a mythical tale of relationship between human and horses, while [NIHITI] was his exploration to capture human perception through human body cells.
Currently in production, [Ymene] is being created by a series of random images taken along Takagi’s travels.
Collection of these random encounters has been always the foundation of his animation. The results of animation by the series of these images never turn out to be unpredictable, and he claims that it is only in the uncontrollable outcomeswhere artists can make full use of their talents.
While we find great beauty in the flowing vivid colors, Takagi’s video works always seem to make us feel something terrifying and ephemeral. In expectation of the new piece ［Ymene］, we cannot help but wonder what we will be seeing when his expression
meets the “roots of dreams”.