Katsuo Tachi

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Katsuo Tachi

Oct 26 - Nov 15, 2015
11:00-19:00  open every day during the exhibition
Venue | Yoshimi Arts
Cooperation | Gallery Haku

Yoshimi Arts is pleased to announce Katsuo Tachi’s exhibition for the second time.

Between conceptual art, minimal art and new painting, Katsuo Tachi chose to work with painting the most, he believed it to be the best representative of the physicality of the body, and he continued painting until 2008, just before his death, and even with his short life as a painter, his works show significant change and development.
From the beginning of 1990’s, organic entities began to appear in his paintings which are best described as bees, seemingly totally at odds with the purely abstract paintings with oil-colors on a more materialistic tone he had been producing until that time.
Katsuo Tachi’s parents had been beekeepers, and as the Tachi family travelled with their bees in search of flowers all over the country, so he spent his childhood observing firsthand the transitions of the seasons, and the rhythms of the day, which would all later feed into his style for creating these abstract organic beings.
Around the mid 1990’s, which is one of the works of this exhibition, the bee-like motif began to dissolve, and his images began to be drawn in swift strokes which covered the entire canvas. Upon entering the 2000s, abstract organisms which seem to embody intense ideas about the nature of life began to appear within the wide blank spaces of his paintings. It was as if the blank space were allowing a place in time where that organism could drift near us to take form as something finite. The blank spaces were brushed with faint pearl colored paint which made us feel a slight materialistic texture, up until 2006. But from 2007 the organic motif still continued to grow, and he stopped applying any color to the blank spaces, and it seemed to create a space where we cannot identify whether the flow of time was present or not.

In our previous exhibition, we exhibited four of Katsuo Tachi’s works, which were drawn in 2008. This time we will introduce five works which were created from the 1990’s up until his later years, in an attempt to fragmentally trace his artistic journey. We hope this exhibition will be a good opportunity to consider what Tachi had attempted to accomplish with his work as a painter.


*image: "May.28.2008" oil on canvas 1167×910mm


Review | by Yasuyuki Nakai (Chief Curator of The National Museum of Art, Osaka), on the web magazine "artscape"
http://artscape.jp/report/curator/10118977_1634.html (Japanese)



1964 Born in Mie Prefecture
1987 Graduated form the Faculty of Fine Arts in Osaka University of Arts
2009 DIed at age 44
Solo Exhibition
1985 Gallery Haku(Osaka)〈’87~’93,’95~'09〉
1991 Gallery Shoko Nagai SOko(Tokyo)
1992 Gallery OH(Ichinomiya)
  Gallery View(Osaka)
  Gallery Printemps(Matsuyama)
1993 Gallery Hosomi(Tokyo)
  Gallery αM(Tokyo)
1994 Kobe Seibu Department Store(Kobe)
  Imura Art Gallery(Kyoto)
  Gallery Futaba(Nagoya)
  The Ufer! Gallery(Kyoto)
1996 Dai-ichi Life Gallery(Tokyo)〈’03〉
  Gallery Goro(Osaka)
1997 O Gallery(Tokyo)〈~’03,05~’09〉
1998 CTI Window Gallery(Tokyo)
  Hara Museum - Hara Documents 5 The Image Itself(Tokyo)
  Galleria Finarte(Nagoya)〈~’01,’03,’06,’09〉
1999 Esprit Nouveau Gallery(Okayama)〈~’01,’03,’04〉
2001 Mie Prefecture Art Museum(Mie)
2002 Fallery Sen(Osaka)
2006 Takashimaya Art Salon(Osaka)
2008 KONAN University Galerie Pnsée(Kobe)
Group Exhibition
1986 IMPACT ART(Korea Museum of Art, Korea)
  Diversified Construction(Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume)
1987 Individual Spirit(Osaka Prefectural Center of Contemporary Art, Osaka)
1991 Painting Now Osaka(Osaka Prefectural Center of Contemporary Art, Osaka)
  Osaka Contemporary Art Fair(Osaka Prefectural Center of Contemporari Art, Osaka))
1992 Seductive Brush Marks-From The 19th Century to The Present Day(Kyoto Municipal
  Museum of Art, Kyoto)
1994 The Vision of Contemporary Art '94(The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)
  Art Now 1994-Revelation and Duration(Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Osaka)
  The Facet of Japanese Contemporary Art(Hyundai Art Gallery, Korea)
1995 Cheju Pre-Biennale 1995(Cheju Art Center, Korea)
1996 Symptom of Beauty(Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo/Yokohama/Kyoto/Osaka)
  Selected New Face Artists Exhibiton 1996(Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto)
  Sprit and Energy(Worldworks Fine Art, California)
1997 The Vision of Contemporary Art '97(The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)
  CONTEMPLATIONS(Woldwarks Fine Art, California))
1998 Selected New Face Artists Exhibition 1998(Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto)
2002 Collection(Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie)
2003 Collection(Shunan City Museum of Art and History, Yamaguchi/Mitaka City Art Gallery, Tokyo/
   Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui)
  Kyoto・Paitning Now~View of 85(The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto)
2004 Collection(Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo)
  Exhibition of Prize Winners-Vision of Contemporary Art 1994-2003(Ohara Art Museum,
2005 The Dai-ichi Mutural Life Insurance Company Collections(Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo)
2006 Contemporary projected onto VOCA(Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi)
2007 The Dai-ichi Mutural Life Insurance Company Collections(Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo)
2009 28th Outstanding Rising Artists Exhibition Presented by Sompo Japan Fine Art Foundation
  (Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo JapanMuseum of Art, Tokyo)
2010 Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection I: The Round and Rectangular(Kyoto Municipal

Museum of Art, Kyoto/Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi)

  Expanding Art - Introduction to the Contemporary Art; Collaboration og the aichi Prefectural
   Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu and the Mie Prefectural Art Museum
   (Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie)
  Collection 2(National Museum of Art, Osaka)
  Collection - From Tessai to Now (Hekinan City Tasukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art,
2011 Collection 2011 - Spring(The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama)
1994 VOCA Encouragement Prize
Public Collection
Mie Prefectural Art Museum/The Dai-ichi Mutural Life Insurance Company/
The National Museum of Art, Osaka/Konan University, Kobe/Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art/
The Museum of Moder Art, Wakayama/Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii of Contemporary Art/
Kyoto Manicipal Museum of Art