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Last Days for Tanaka Kyokusho’s Solo Exhibit at TAI Modern

Tanaka Kyokusho, Dark Ship II, 2020, madake bamboo, rattan, 8.50 x 28.50 x 5.00 in.

TAI Modern
Tanaka Kyokusho
Closes this Saturday, August 12th

As one of the most well-respected creators of bamboo art alive today, Tanaka holds himself to a high standard of process and vision and takes the time before each piece to compose and experiment with shape, colors, and the widths and spacings of the bamboo strips. This leads to a series of drafts, executed through technical sketches and physical samples to evaluate the aesthetic outcomes of these variables.

There is also a catalogue available for purchase in the gallery, which includes an excellent essay by Kyoto National Museum curator, Melissa Rinne, regarding Tanaka-san’s work and process.

Be sure to experience these masterful pieces before the show closes this weekend.

To view the exhibition and catalogue, click here.