Hiroko Otake - Floating instant vol.2

Hiroko Otake

Pigment

January 17th – March 14th, 2020

Hiroko Otake is currently in the group show Pigment featuring works by Louise Blyton, Makoto Fujimura, Raphaëlle Goethals, Judith Kruger and Hiroko Otake. These notable artists delve into the exploration of color not merely as visual sensation, but its physical manifestation as raw pigment and all that it conjures.

The fact that color is not tangible tends to be overlooked. Our eyes detect light with wavelengths that bounces off objects, determining the particular color we see. This selection of artworks engages with the corporeal material that governs what we perceive as color. Whether it’s the application of natural minerals to affirm our relationship with the earth or the vibrancy of pure pigment to accentuate form. Each of these artists utilizes the physical aspect of color to give meaningful insight into our visual faculty and beyond.

Hiroko Otake is currently based in Tokyo, Otake frequently works with themes that are in relation to butterflies and flowers. When asked why she decided to follow her path as an artist, Otake expressed her desire to see original works that she had not seen anywhere else. She began to create and exhibit her artwork aspiring to make her inner images and ideas tangible. By doing so, she also became aware that through her work, she was able to better connect herself to the society around her.

While Otake’s works have previously been primarily displayed within Japan, she is now working on a much more global scale, creating and showcasing in major cities such as New York, Hong Kong, Barcelona, and Taipei.

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b. 1980, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Hiroko Otake studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in the Traditional Japanese Painting method referred to as Nihonga. From 2015-2016, she entered the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, which is sponsored by the Japanese government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. She spent this year of her grant in New York City performing various scholarly activities.

Currently based in Tokyo, Otake frequently works with themes that are in relation to butterflies and flowers. When asked why she decided to follow her path as an artist, Otake expressed her desire to see original works that she had not seen anywhere else. She began to create and exhibit her artwork aspiring to make her inner images and ideas tangible. By doing so, she also became aware that through her work, she was able to better connect herself to the society around her.

While Otake’s works have previously been primarily displayed within Japan, she is now working on a much more global scale, creating and showcasing in major cities such as New York, Hong Kong, Barcelona, and Taipei.

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