Satoru Tamura is a multimedia artist who creates kinetic art, video art etc. His artwork is based on the theme “the destruction of meaning”. Tamura is always well received internationally, with solo shows at fairs in Basel and New York and group shows worldwide. He has also held very successful large-scale solo shows at national museums in Japan including ‘Koyama Municipal Museum of Art’ and ‘Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts’. We would like to show work from his most popular series’ “Point of Contact” and “Machine”.
“Point of Contact” is a series of works in which various ‘points of contact’ act as an energy source, creating intermittent blinks of light from one, to up to fifty light bulbs. This action, the simplicity of the phenomenon of a blinking light, is the concept of the work itself.
“Machine” is a series of works in which machine parts; motors, gears and chains, which all have functions of their own, are reduced to their basic operations. The chains rotate, forming the shape of the title of the work, e.g. ‘Heart’, ‘Star’, ‘Love’ etc. When the meaning, origin, and purpose are ignored or lost, the object really will only be "the object".
We will also exhibit works by Kazumi Nakamura. Nakamura is one of the most influential Japanese artists since the 1980s. His work is rooted in social semantics, and his use of color and motif is powerfully unique. Focus on his work has only recently increased internationally so we are excited to show his work at Art Central in Hong Kong.