Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Rafaël Rozendaal’s upcoming solo exhibition Calm, opening on Saturday, July 17th.
Over the past ten years since his first solo show at TSCA, I’m Good (2010), Rozendaal has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at the gallery. Calm will be his first solo exhibition in Japan in three years, following GENEROSITY at Towada Art Center (Aomori Prefecture) in 2018.
Rozendaal uses websites, Google Chrome plug-ins, and most recently, NFTs as his canvas, then materializes these images as paintings in the physical world using techniques such as weaving and lenticular printing. Going through and beyond the genre of internet art, his mode of artmaking is reflective of our times, bringing awareness to our daily movement between virtual space online and the physical world. In this way, though emerging from within the internet art movement, Rozendaal also holds a unique and critical position within painting’s history of reinterpreted mediums.
In Calm, Rozendaal presents two series of works being shown in Japan for the first time: “Mechanical Painting,” which employs the technique of enamel on steel, and “Extra Nervous,” a series of plexiglass mirror compositions.Publication date: 13 Jul '21