AMMON TOKYO is pleased to announce an exhibition by DAIGO from 21th July 2023. The exhibition will present works under different themes for the first and second halves. In the first half of the exhibition, we will feature sculptures with skull and human motifs, for which he spent many years painstakingly creating prototypes, while in the second half of the exhibition, we will focus on his rare and highly valuable collection. We hope you will enjoy the works created with his unique and pure creative philosophy, which starts with "attractiveness", as well as his collection of objects that have strongly impressed him. We look forward to welcoming you to the venue.
ARTIST STATEMENT 私はシンプルに「形」が好きです。美術、芸術、造形物の枠を超えて「形」の良さに惹かれます。その形の持つ、創造を絶するライン、曲面のうねり、バランスのとれたいびつさ。見る者の潜在意識、本能に響く「形」、それらを備えたものが自然界の生き物で、自然界は人智を超えたデザイン力を備えています。そこにどれだけ迫れるか、そこからどれだけヒントをもらって、それをお借りしてどれだけ自分の美学を造形物に表わしていけるのか。自分の作った作品を言葉でその意味を説明をして、鑑賞者から共感を得ることは芸術だと思いますが、私には残念ながらそれを佳きものとしてとらえることができません。言葉の説明は無用、見ただけで脳内に快感物質がダダ洩れするような良き「形」にのみ心をうごかされます。 AMMONの裏の意味「悪魔」のごとく見るものの心をとろかしてしまうような「形」をつくってみたいと思います。
I simply love 'form'. I am attracted to 'form' beyond the boundaries of art, art and figurative objects. I am drawn to the unimaginable lines, the undulation of curved surfaces, and the well-balanced distortion of the form. The shapes that resonate with the viewer's subconscious and instincts are the creatures of the natural world, and the natural world has a design strength that transcends human knowledge. How much can I approach it, how many hints can I take from it, and how much can I borrow from it to express my own aesthetics in my sculptures? I think it is art to explain the meaning of your work in words and get sympathy from the viewer, but unfortunately I cannot see this as a good thing. I am moved only by a good 'form' that makes my brain leak pleasant substances just by looking at it, without the need for verbal explanations. I would like to create a 'form' that melts the hearts of those who see it, just like 'devil', the meaning behind the word ‘AMMON’.
DAIGO’s EXHIBITION First half: Works 2023.7.21 Fri – 8.6 Sun. Second half: Collection 2023.8.9 Wed. – 8.27 Sun. Opening reception： 7.21 Fri 16:00~19:00 (No reservation required) *The gallery will be closed from 7th Mon. to 8th Tue. August for the exhibition replacement period.
Venue: AMMON TOKYO Hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00~18:30 Closed: National holiday Maison de Ville Kanda Jimbocho 1F, 2-11-4 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101005 Tel/Fax: 03-6261-0018 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ammon.co.jp