GR2: May 25 – June 12 – Eishi Takaoka Waiting



Waiting – Eishi Takaoka

May 25 – Jun 12, 2013
Opening reception Saturday May 25th 2012, 6:30-10pm

GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 310 445 9276


Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: Waiting

Solo exhibition by Eishi Takaoka

We’re not changing a thing.

“Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan. He instills his frustration with life in Kagoshima and feelings of isolation into each of the pieces, which are comprised of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles.”

Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows including the Giant Robot Biennale I and III, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

For this exhibition, Takaoka will create new sculptures at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. He is currently attending school in his hometown of Kagoshima, Japan and will not be in Los Angeles for the opening.

For any information:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
(310) 445-9276