Tabaimo: Mekurumeku | Exhibition catalogue
Japanese artist Tabaimo?s video works immersed gallery visitors within constantly moving, changing environments that combined visual imagery and sound. Using single or multiple screens within purpose-built architecture, they depicted people, cityscapes, objects and events that unfolded with often surprising outcomes.
Drawn by hand then animated on the computer, Tabaimo?s images sit between tradition and modernity, recalling Edo-period Japanese woodblock prints in their line work and style. She employs rich colour combinations and shading reminiscent of the prints of master artist Hokusai (1760?1849). Set in motion as animated sequences of imagery in theatrical, set-like spaces, the resulting works peer into hidden corners of the human psyche to reveal a world of beauty, anxiety and horror.
Tabaimo was born in Hyogo, Japan in 1975; she lives and works in Nagano.
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