Thurs - Sat, 12 - 6pm
Takahito is a multidisciplinary artist working in myriad mediums including video, photography, digital illustration, performance and installation.
H/U/M/A/N/M/A/C/H/I/N/E explores the implications of technology on consciousness and the human body; the change in the relationship between man and machine over time and the point at which they blur and shape one another. Within his work, Takahito inhabits the role of creator, breeding and presenting his Cyborg tribe.
Combining aesthetics drawn from Japanese culture with pseudo African ceremonial- like rituals, Takahito plays on the notion of authentic and fantasy, archaic and futuristic. He paints onto the skin of human beings as if initiating them into the new world he envisions, rather like Japanese Gundam robots*.
Takahito describes the art making process in H/U/M/A/N/M/A/C/H/I/N/E as a place where his models seem to “lose their identity and change”. The results are a series of digital images, documenting the outcome of the “ritual” initiated by Takahito and his subjects through his work.
1984 Born in Hiroshima , Japan
2007 Exchanged to Hong-Ik University , Seoul , Korea
2009 Graduated from Tama Art University , Tokyo , Japan
2013 “influence”, AREBYTE, London ,UK
2013 “VISION”, ALEE Space , Seoul , Korea
2011 “H/U/M/A/N M/A/C/H/I/N/E”, PLATOON KUNSTHALLE , Seoul , Korea
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 “Red Never Follows from HUGO”, Saatchi Gallery , London , UK
2012 “Beautiful Star”, Beyond Museum , Seoul , Korea
2012 “Now Asia Contemporary Art”, Uijeongbu Arts Center , Gyonggido , Korea
2011 “4D LIVE PARK-D’strict”, KINTEX , Ilsan , Korea
2011 “ECO”, Muan Seunwoo Oh Art of Museum , Muan , Korea
2011 “Young Artists Project 2011”, EXCO , Daegu , Korea
2011 “B.Y.B.O. (Bring Your Own Beamer)”, Gallery LVS , Seoul , Korea
2010 “Artist in Residence”, Daegu Culture and Arts Center , Daegu , Korea
2009 “HEART and SOUL”, Ku Art Center , Beijing , China
2009 “PAPER AIRPLANES”, Hiroshima MOCA , Hiroshima , Japan
2008 “MOVE-MENT”, ZERO Field 798, Beijing, China
2008 “A.I.R.”, Galerie Eigenheim , Weimar , Germany
2013 “ASYAAF”, Seoul , Korea
2011 “ASYAAF”, Seoul , Korea
“ART BEIJING”, Beijing , China
Review of 'Influence' by Irie Takahito show
(Selected as one of top five shows to see in October by TimeOut and WhiteChapel's FirstThursdays)