Daisuke Nagaoka “Another Hole and The Last Observer”

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[Image: Scenes from The Last Observer ©DAISUKE NAGAOKA]

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hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK presents a solo exhibition by Daisuke Nagaoka exhibiting the works Another Hole and The Last Observer.

Nagaoka creates a series of animations using his pencil drawings. While a video camera records from above, he draws and erases images on paper repeatedly. He creates a kind of time-lapse animation by fast-forwarding this video footage. Building narratives on a single sheet of paper, the sense of time is a fundamental theme in his animations.

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Nagaoka began exploring the theme of how imagination can be utilized to think of the future. He created the animation, the Fire that has been burning for 1000 years and the star that has gone out 8 minutes and 19 seconds ago. While creating the work over the past two years, Nagaoka expanded his theme to examine how the very distant future can be imagined.

The work is a three-part animation series. The first-part the Fire that has been burning for 1000 years and the star that has gone out 8 minutes and 19 seconds ago is screening at the Jewish Museum in New York City from January 2nd to February 4th, 2016 as part of the Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video exhibition. The remaining two animations Another Hole and The Last Observer screen at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK.

Nagaoka is a leading video artist in Japan’s contemporary art scene. He has been invited to artist-in-residence programs and has exhibited his works internationally.

*Sights and Sounds: Japan at Jewish Museum, January 2nd - Februray 4th, 2016 http://thejewishmuseum.org/
This long-term series offers a rotating selection of vigorous film and video works by contemporary artists from around the world - with a particular emphasis on work being made outside western Europe and the United States. “Sights and Sounds: Japan” is curated by Yukie Kamiya, a director of gallery at Japan Society.



from January 08, 2016 to February 12, 2016


Daisuke Nagaoka

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