Cousteau Tazuke, ‘The Work with Acrylic Resin Surface 2013.05.06.’, 2013, Frantic Gallery

Cousteau Tazuke's unconventional painting technique reveals intense
(colorful and in the same time tactile) imaginary. Tazuke carves into clear
acrylic panels, pours acid-colored paint in the resulting cavities and then
exhibits these works backwards, thus subverting the opposition of the
front and the rear -- the positive and negative -- of the picture and
transcending the borderline between the process of carving and the work
of drawing, the art of sculpture and that of painting.
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Cousteau Tazuke / 田附楠人

1982 Born in Osaka, Japan
2007 Tama Art University, Department of Graphic Design, B.A.
2010 Tama Art University, Department of Painting, M.A.

Solo Exhibitions
2014 “The Notching Images”, Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010 "Structure beyond Function", Traditional Japanese Sake Storehouse, Kamakura
2009 "Tazuke Cousteau Solo Exhibition", ANOTHER FUNCTION, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions
2015 “Obscure – Clarté”, La Confidentielle at YIA, Paris, France
2015 “A Day in The Life of…”, Galerie Hengevoss Duerkop, Hamburg, Germany
2014 “Frantic End of The Year Show”, Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2012 "OUT of FLAT!", Galerie Hengevoss Duerkop, Hamburg, Germany
2011 "Alternative Lines", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010 "2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009 "circle", CCAA, Tokyo
2009 "Wakuraha", Gallery .b.Tokyo, Tokyo
2009 "Graduation Works Exhibition",The National Art Center, Tokyo
2008 "no border", Tama Art University Gallery, Tokyo
2007 "Graduation Works Exhibition", Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

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