Attracted to the narratives which common objects can create in relationship with each other, Tamayama began staging objects and sculpture in room scaled installations as early as 2012. These immersive environments offer no linear means to comprehend Tamayama’s narrative, rather the environment is the decentralized narrative of symbols. Often, tools of the mundane rituals of cleaning and grooming abandoned of its designated role anthropomorphize into alien objects. In absence of human presence, the mop, an abstracted marble figure, hybrid hamburger and sandwich statue, and combs imbedded in irregular concrete forms, all having some human resonance, occupy the human void. In his recent works, Tamayama has utilized curtains to reorganize the space experience, and colored lights to saturate and destabilize the visual senses. He produces long-form video and music, adding to the time and non-materiel dynamics of these constructed spaces. Tamayama’s new video installation, Eclipse is inspired by Tateishi’s fascination with aliens, UFOs and outer space, as both artists construct alternate dimensions of illusions and fantasy.
Takuro Tamayama was born in 1990, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. He lives and works in Tokyo. Tamayama was awarded first place in Aichi University of the Arts, 2012 Class Bachelors of Fine Art Graduate Project, 2013. Tamayama received a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015. He is the recipient of Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2015 Shigeo Goto Award. Tamayama’s developing oeuvre includes installations, video, music, wall-based and sculptural works, as well as collaborative installation projects for Nike and the fashion brand, Zucca. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan including recent solo shows, Dirty Palace at Calm & Punk Gallery, 2018 and They Hardly Ever Stand Still at Talion Gallery, 2019, both in Tokyo. This is Tamayama’s first exhibition outside of Japan.
Takuro TamayamaShape (limelight), 2020Acrylic mirror, aluminum, MDF board, wood, chain and motor
Takuro TamayamaUntitled (Burger_001), 2020Resin, MDF and sesamiUpper part : φ5-1/2 x 2-1/2 in, (φ14 x 6.5 cm)
Bottom part : φ5-1/2 x 2 in, (φ14 x 5 cm)
Takuro TamayamaUntitled (Sandwich_001), 2020Resin, MDFUpper part : 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 25 5/8 in, (20 x 14 x 65 cm)
Bottom part : 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 2 in, (20 x 14 x 5 cm)
Takuro Tamayama5 Shapes (Sally Green), 2019Acrylic mirror, aluminum, MDF board, LED fluorescent light and color filter
82 5/8 x 137 3/4 x 17 3/4 in
210 x 350 x 45 cm
Takuro TamayamaBurger and Sandwich, 2019Resin, sesame, plate265 x 240 x 240 mm
10-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 9-1/2 inch
Takuro TamayamaComb and Side Table, 2019Comb, concrete, wood side table845 x 685 x 787 mm
33-5/16 x 26-15/16 x 31 inch
Takuro TamayamaDance, 2019Digital video, 1 min. loop
Takuro TamayamaEclipse, 2019Digital video, 19 min. loop
Takuro TamayamaInstallation (Eclipse Dance), 2019Marble, globe lamp, colored fluorescent lights, LED lights, MDF boards, aluminum pipes, motorInstallation variable.
Marble: 370 x 130 x 130 mm
14-5/8 x 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 inch
Table Small: 850 x 700 x 700 mm
33-1/2 x 27-9/16 x 27-9/16 inch
Table Large: 850 x 700 x 1400 mm
33-1/2 x 27-9/16 x 55-1/8 inch
Takuro TamayamaSpinning Mop (Red hair), 2019Stainless steel, wigs, motor and etc.1700 x 650 x 30 mm
66-15/16 x 25-5/8 x 1-3/16 inch
Takuro TamayamaSpinning mop (Red Hair), 2019Stainless pipe, wig, chain and motor98 3/8 x 185 1/8 x 13 3/4 in
250 x 470 x 35 cm
Takuro TamayamaThey Hardly Ever Stand Still, 2019Installation variable
Takuro TamayamaWatering, 2019Print on polyester, stainless steel, hose and mop730 - 1750mm (adjustable hose) x 910 x 200 mm
28-3/4 - 68-15/16 x 35-7/8 x 7-7/8 inch
Takuro TamayamaWatering (Green), 2019Print on polyester, hoses and mops.70-7/8 x 141-3/4 x 7-7/8 inch
1800 x 3600 x 200 mm
Takuro TamayamaWatering (Red), 2019Print on polyester, resin and plates.70-7/8 x 141-3/4 x 7-7/8 inch
1800 x 3600 x 200 mm
Takuro TamayamaDirty Palace, 2018Installation variable.
Takuro Tamayama & Tiger TateishiJuly 27 - August 31, 2019Nonaka-Hill is pleased to present a two-artist exhibition, Takuro Tamayama and Tiger Tateishi. The show features a new installation, video and sculpture works by Takuro Tamayama, brought together with Tiger Tateishi’s large oil painting Rotating Fuji from 1991 and selected prints dating from 1973-1981. Takuro Tamayama and Tiger Tateishi, while...