2018.10.26.Fri – 10.28.Sun
26th.Fri 19:00 – 22:00
27th.Sat / 28th.Sun 13:00 – 20:00
26th.Fri 19:00 – 22:00
From October 26th through October 28th , CALM & PUNK GALLERY will host STILL WANNA
SEE IT MOVING, a collection of animated works by Antwan Horfee, Kenichiro Mizuno, Nu
Q, Russell Maurice, Sawako Kageyama, and Yoko Kuno.
The artistic depiction of motion has long captured humanity’s imagination, with the earliest speculated attempts dating back to the Paleolithic. In more recent history, Japan’s first animated films were created between 1907 and 1911, contemporaneous with the nascent animated work being developed abroad. Although the delineation between “art” and “cartoon” was at times blurred in the medium’s infancy, animation has nonetheless continued to delight audiences for over a century. 1937 proved a pivotal year with the release of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, commonly cited as the first full- length, cel animated feature film.
In the intervening decades from 1940 through the present day, animated formats have
become a part of the cultural fabric the world over, perhaps few places more so than Japan. Nearly a universal touchstone, fond memories of childhood will almost certainly include tuning into favorite anime broadcasts and excitedly viewing animated films. In this sense, animation may represent one of the common visual experiences shared by the modern man.
To date, CALM & PUNK GALLERY has presented a wide range of work by artists thematically and graphically inspired by animation and (in a broad sense) cartoons, running the gamut from current-exhibitors Kenichiro Mizuno and Russell Maurice, to Lung, Lucas Dillon, and more. STILL WANNA SEE IT MOVING is thus a natural extension of past exhibitions, offering a roster of familiar faces coupled with rare screenings of their groundbreaking animated work.
Screenings will feature a diverse program of work across a spectrum of artists with varying degrees of engagement with animation. Some films have been years in the making, others are seconds-long conceptual “sketches.”
In short, this sequential presentation of hand-drawn animation is poised to explore the nature of movement and time in work that oscillates between the poles of realism and feverish hallucination. We hope you’ll join us for an evening full of both gripping narrative and free imagination.
Although primarily active as a painter, Horfee’s practice spans a diverse range of mediums from animation to printed publications and more. A promising young talent, he has already garnered a considerable international following, having exhibited widely in major European hubs.
His paintings feature an abstract take on figurative motifs somehow suggestive of 20th century animation and Japanese manga, coupled with a bold pictorial use of color and stratified compositions with a characteristic sense of depth. Recent work has exemplified the further refinement of unique techniques—notably, a certain effect akin to the halftone dots seen in digital printing. His brushwork imparts an intimate awareness of movement, producing unforgettable lines and images.
A tattoo aficionado nonpareil, Horfee moonlights as a tattoo artist with hopeful “canvasses” knocking at his door from across the world.
Born in Gifu prefecture in 1967,
now a Tokyo resident Minuzo dropped out Department of Social Development System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at University of Tottori and graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar.
In pursuit of a sense of super-spatiotemporal that exists between déjà vu and jamais vu, he reconstructs in his head the world of TV animation that remains as a fountain of his perspective, outputting creation in wide arrays of methods such as drawings, paintings, graphics, or animation.
He also participates in a video production team Chojo Gensho [Supernatural Phenomenon] and an art unit Saiko Kinenshitsu [Pychokinesis.]
He teaches Paintings, Beauty, Pictures, and Manners at Bigakko [Tokyo’s school for movies and art.] He is a part-time lecturer at Visual Media Dep’t, Tohoku University of Art and Design.
nuQ is a Japanese artist and animator.
Born in 1987.Graduation film of Tama Art university “NEW TOKYO ONDO” won the 18th Student CG Contest Grand Prize, the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Recommended Works, many screenings at home and abroad.
Her works has been seen in music video such as Japanese famous band chatmonchy and State-run broadcasting of educational programs.
Russell Maurice (b.1975) is Living and working in Tokyo. He Studied at Saint Martins for his Masters and was included in New Contemporaries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 2010. He has Collaborated with Brands such as Medicom, Porter, G Givenchy, Nike and exhibited globally .
Born 1993. In 2017, graduated from Tama Art University with a specialization in graphic design. Currently studying animation at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts.
2013 graduate of Tama Art University. Active in the fields of animation, illustration, and manga.
Notable projects include the music video for “Airy Me” by Cuushe, the opening to the NHK children’s show Garapikopu, work on The Case of Hana Alice directed by Shunji Iwai, the Crayon Shin-chan film series, and TV anime Land of the Lustrous.
In July 2017, Kuno published her first comic book: Amagi Yuiko no Tsuno to Ai.