Solo Exhibition by Eishi Takaoka
March 19th, 2022 - April 5, 2022. Online tour 12 Noon on Instagram @giantrobot and Gallery open 1-4 / Reception 6-9. Artist not present.
Enjoy the detailed and meticulous sculpture by Eishi Takaoka.
"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 composed of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles.
Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows in Tokyo and New York, one-person exhibitions at Giant Robot New York and GR2 in Los Angeles, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore.”