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Street, Ethernet, Field

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EXCALIBUR
2006 Organized in Tokyo, Japan. Based in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.

Yoshinori Tanaka
1978 Born in Kyoto, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan.


With the theme of reality or virtual or its overlap called "Street Ethernet Field", I create art that transforms into popular records and reasons, by crossing personal memories and sensibility with "Japanese myths". And then, I make all boundaries of cultures ambiguous, such as club culture and otaku culture.


Contemporary is the retro games of future.
"Pixel" for me is a "door" at the border between reality and virtual. We enjoy and create the richness of the world with the electrical signals of neurons. It is like digitally receiving the reality of the accumulation of minimal data called elementary particles. If you think that way, this world can be regarded as a high-resolution image with human touch. There is a mass in the information called an "element", but we can not usually perceive that the information is touched. Then, isn't there a mass that can not be perceived as touching our emotions as well? And isn't it a cell smaller than elementary particles that human beings have not yet found? "Pixels", the virtual piled with the smallest data, are providing an excellent entrance and exit to the prediction of reality with such imperceptible tactile sense as a paradox. Whether real or virtual, when we look at something, our brain is already touching the doorknobs of the world. I hope that my expression is the key to move back and forth for the door.

Translated by Motokuni Sakaguchi


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 "NEW GAME+" KUNSTMATRIX, online
2014 "Projection Reality" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan
2014 "DECODIA" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan
2011 "EX-Rising Sun" galleryAMP, Tokyo, Japan
2005 "EXCALIBUR" mememachinegallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 "AAAA" galleria grafica bis, Tokyo, Japan
2001 "Smile Zero" Gallery ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018-ongoing "NATIONAL LABOR" Naruko Tenjinsha Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
2018 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TOKYO" tagboat Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TAIPEI" Gu Ju, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 "Post-Truth" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016-ongoing "EX-Patriotism" asagoro, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 "Tokyo Neo Pop" La Vitrine DD, Paris, France
2018 "Exhibition Design Art of Asian Regionality and Climate in Phnom Penh 2018" Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2014 "RKR Unidentified Games Presentation" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "SHIBUYA STYLE vol.7" Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Escape from the Games" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED ART FAIR & PROJECTS
2020 "Urban Art Fair | Virtual Tour 2020" Universal Museum of Art, online
2019 "ASIA NOW - Paris Asian Art Fair 2019" Les Salons Hoche, Paris, France
2018 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2018" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2012-ongoing "Ryugu School" former Uguru island elementary school and junior high school, Kochi, Japan
2011 "Okinoshima Art Project vol.3: Rukuru island Golden Legend" Uguru island, Kochi, Japan

SELECTED AWARDS


2020 "KYOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ART FESTIVAL 2020"
-Grand Prize (Art Category)- Kyoto, Japan

2020 "SHIBUYA PIXEL ART 2020"
-Second Prize- Tokyo, Japan

2018 "SHIBUYA PIXEL ART 2018"
-Second Prize- Tokyo, Japan

2017 "KYOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ART FESTIVAL 2017"
-Grand Prize (Art Category)- Kyoto, Japan

2017 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD"
-Second Prize- Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED GRANTS
2017 "Grant for regional promotion by culture and art" Fukutake Foundation, Japan


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES
2020 "SHIBUYA PIXEL ARTIST COLLECTION BOOK 2020" SHIBUYA PIXEL ART Committee, Japan
2019 "Asia Now 2019: Be phong ra the gioi cho nghe thuat chau A" Out and Out, France
2019 "El pixel art de Yoshinori Tanaka. Una puerta entre lo real y lo virtual" acchiKei, Spain
2019 "GALLERY 2019 Vol.6" Gallery Station, Japan
2019 "Pixel Vistas" Graphic-sha Publishing, Japan
2019 "Un Tokyo Neo Pop a Paris" Artistikrezo, France
2018 "SHIBUYA PIXEL ARTIST COLLECTION BOOK 2018" SHIBUYA PIXEL ART Committee, Japan
2017 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TAIPEI Report" Gallery TAGBOAT, Japan



SELECTED MEDIA

VJ
2018 "Neo Bon Festival" Honkamata park, Tokyo, Japan



2017 "Dance Furoya #2" Hinodeyu, Tokyo, Japan

ART PROJECT
2015 "Ryugu School" former Uguru island elementary school and junior high school, Kochi, Japan

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2014 "DECODIA" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan

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