About the artist:
Takuma Tanaka (Japanese) Artist Statement: Human Sushi Series are based on the remorse against humanisticism. We are the king of all things and control all around the world. But now we are now facing many problems in circumstances. So we must think ourselves deeply. In fact, we must think and feel more Humbly In this series, I make alien eat human beings as Human Sushi. By doing this, I make a revolution and make people think that humanisticism is some kind of problem.
Why l paint tree man series? This is my artist statement. It appears that anthropocentrism is the crisis for human beings around the world. Because the environment change of the earth and the technology evolution make us perplexing what to do.This is the essence of my artist statenent. In more details,humanbeings,homosapiens are better than other creatures? I want to say No about this question.Humabeings,the member of it,individuals are inflated with self consciousness.And the capitalism which increases desires makes the number of it augment.As a result,our world exists. But according to molecular biology and genetic research ,homosapiens differs little from other creatures.Only 1% there is a difference.It is said that most of DNA are the same between human beings and other creatures. If this theory is true,we are likely to think ourselves are special presence,But there is little difference.Indeed we and others are almost same. So I conceive it is possible the genes switch of humanbeing's growing hair and grass growing from the land is very similar. In other words,the tree man series express that human beings are weak creature because we are not special.
some private teacher teaches me how to paint and art theory. 2009 Learn Contemporary Art in Yotsuya Art Studium
Solo exhibition 2006 Rahu gallery ,Saitama,Japan Ginza Hayashi gallery ,Tokyo,Japan 2007 The Museum of Modern Art,saitama,Japan 2009 Edge gallery ,Osaka,Japan 2010 J art gallery in shanghai(Now Park viewgreen gallery in shanghai) 2011 J art gallery in shanghai 2012 J art gallery in shanghai 2013 J art gallery in shanghai 2015Chashama gallery in NYC Group Exhibitions 2005 `the NIKA-ten`by NIKA KAI 2006 `1st Sekaidoutaisyouten Exhibition" `The neko-neko-ten Exhibition semi-grand prix award "2007"the25th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition"at the Ueno Royal MUseum,Tokyo. "the81st kokuten` kokugakai in the national Art Center 2008"The82nd kokuten"kokugakai inthe National Art Center 2009"tochigino-gogatuno-bijyututen"3rd prize.2010.9-10group exhibition in RUFUS LIN GALLERY (Canada) with painting donated 2014Chen liu art museum in Taiwan Public collection Urawa high school in Japan Waseda university in Japan Ulster museum ,national museum in Northern Ireland. Media 2008-15 of my painting(including a painting of size130)are used as Scene-painting by 「oshareizumu」（Television in Japan） 2009 carried 2 stories by Asahi Shimbun（Saitama area) 2010 my painting and brief personal record are introduced by Asahi Shimbun（Saitama area）2010carried 4 stories(about my painting of Urawa Red Diamonds) by Saitama Shimbun 2011 carried 3 stories(about my painting donated to Urawa High School). contract with gallery, etc 2018 BBC radio
Competition 2012.6 chosen from thousands of artists by the ART TAKES TIMES SQUARE competition in Times Square.My painting was projected onto the bulletin board. and it was published on the commemorative album. 2012.1 2my painting were introduced on SCOPE MIAMI Art Fair at the ART TAKES MIAMI.and it was published on the commemorative album.
Takuma Tanaka (Japanese) Artist Statement: Human Sushi Series are based on the remorse against humanisticism. We are the king of all things and control all around the world. But now we are now facing many problems in circumstances. So we must