ICHITAKA KAMIJI

Solo Show "Realism of Sculpture -A Reek of Honiness-"

Ichitaka Kamiji Solo Show
"Realism of Sculpture -The Place of Holiness-"
April 26 - May 19 , 2019 | Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery
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【Exhibition Statement】English↓
上路市剛は、徹底してリアリティを追及し「肖像」を作る作家です。
中世の先人たちが最先端技術で表現したものを、モチーフの年齢的なシミや皺、毛穴や傷、暮らしぶりや気候風土など、
それぞれの人生におけるリアリティに思いを馳せ、加えて上路の意匠を施し、現代の最先端技術を使った新たな肖像として
表現しています。本展で上路は新たな肖像としてアップデートした「興福寺・北円堂」における木彫像を、
興福寺の曼陀羅図の配置でギャラリー内に設置します。現代に翻訳された新たな宇宙観をぜひご高覧ください。

Kamiji Ichitaka is a “portrait” sculptor pursuing complete realism.
He recreates/reproduces the portrait sculptures made by the pioneers in the Middle Ages with their then-advanced technology by applying modern-day advanced technology, using his creativity, and paying attention to the reality, including each motif’s age, wrinkles, blemishes, pores, scars, way of living and culture.
For this exhibition, Kamiji has updated wooden sculptures of Kofuku-ji Temple’s Northern Round Hall (Hokuendo), and place these in the gallery space. Hope you’ll enjoy a modern take on a new perspective on the universe.