残景12 / Mnemoscape 12
Ohtake was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1955. He graduated from the Department of Oil Panting at Musashino Art University, Tokyo in 1980. Since his debut in the early 80s, Ohtake has been highly acclaimed for his extremely informative and overwhelming materials, without being bound by existing forms of expression. Early in his career, he created with a Neo-Expressionism approach, which was one of the international trends at the time. He has continued to demonstrate his wide range of creativity in his works on sculptures, installations, prints, essays, design, and musical activities. Up until now, Ohtake has developed diversified ongoing series such as “Retina”, “BLDG.” and “Time Memory”. In addition to richness in contents in his works, he is also known for producing an astounding number of pieces. His commitment to reproduction is also a characteristic, as evidenced by his numerous related publications and collections. The essence of Ohtake Shinro’s art seems to have a true nature of collecting information derived from imagination (memory) that has been submerged from within his body and accumulates time together with action in his works. His major solo exhibitions include The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2022), Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto / Contemporary Art Center, Mito (2019), Takamatsu City Museum of Art (2013), Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2013), Art Sonje Center (Seoul in 2012), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / Fukuoka Art Museum (2007), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2006) etc. In 1989, “Against Nature”, an exhibition held in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (toured around the country of America), was regarded as the most significant exhibition in the art history of the 80s. He has also participated in major international exhibitions such as Setouchi Triennale (every year since 2010), “Gwangju Biennale” (Korea, 2010), “Venice Biennale” (2013) etc.