This exhibition centers on the intersection of artist and expression, in the words of Kenzaburo Oe: "to jump before one can see". Ishibe and Nicolò will present new works including collaborative works and paintings.
Old social networks fade away and new ones arrive on the scene. Empires rise rise and fall, similarly in contemporary arts industry. With easy access to information privacy, or the private space, are now almost impossible to conceive of. These two two artists became acquainted through a social network (Instagram). Instagram is the way in which we can become acquainted with one another and benefit from being part of a community. It is more casual and has no requirement that we qualify in a social or artistic way. Instagram we means,.. uncertainty. All anyone wants to talk about now is the future of artists, social media and global challenges.
They are two creative practitioners who understand not only their background and career differences but also how they respond and interact. The audience is interested in these works and is forced to interact with them through physical space.
Takuma Ishibe was born in 1976 in Tokyo Japan, and is currently based in Tokyo. Ishibe graduated from the Tokyo Design Academy, and graduated from NY/National Academy School of Art. He engages with industrial processes which are manipulated to create works across a range of media including, painting, sculpture and collage. He uses art and design as an expression for surface structure. Ishibe realises he has a purpose. However though he has not yet found what it is. The work are histories of their own artistic inspiration and anti vandalism.
Nicolò Baraggioli was born in Genoa, Italy in 1985 and is currently based in London. The abstract paintings he creates are an intuitive improvisation about everyday life and memories of memories. The visual element is abstracted into emotions through a process of psychological realism, they provide opportunities that can be defined by the viewers and explore different future prospects. These layers accumulate without being obvious, rather, they build like sediment. His works are representations of social practice and the possibilities of narrative and history.