OGAWA TAI
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  OgawaTai
  1981    Born in IBARAKI, JAPAN
2006    M.A., Musashino Art University, Tokyo
Live and work in Tokyo, JAPAN
  Statement
  Painting Illusion.
I am currently focusing on creating a three dimensional space on a 2 dimensional plane.
In order to create this illusion in space I need to focus on three points, the first being the object itself,
to make the initial outline I will repeat the object in my work space be it canvas or digital
and make slight changes to the individual copies.
The second point is the choice of colours I have found that pairing colors on opposite spectrums really give the object depth
and a sense of dimension. The final 3rd point is the use of layers,
the overlapping of objects in the foreground with objects in the background.
The combination of these three points is what gives the work the three dimensional feel.
Once I have combined these principles I can create my fictional space in a non fictional world,
creating contradictions between whats real and whats not and merging the digital and analog world.
Creating something original out of something that started as a copy.
  Solo & Two Person show
  2020    Mr. Invisible, CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo
2020    Event Horizon, Loop Hole, Tokyo
2019    Super String Theory, 206 Galleria, Bari, Italy
2018    Beautiful Dreamers (Tai Ogawa + Satoshi Okano), GFAL, Tokyo
2017    DOOM HEADZ (Tai Ogawa + Matt Lock), Calm and Punk, Tokyo
2016    elements, WISH LESS, Tokyo
2014    Ege of Life, >Kai matsumiya New York
2014    Urban_Legend, galeria de muerte, Tokyo
2008    The End of the World and Mother-Fucker, ZENSHI, Tokyo
2006     -The Memory of Gravel, Thought of Rock-h, mihokanno, Bankart NYK, Yokohama
2006    gInner Muscle, GAROU GAROU, Yokohama
  Selected Group Show
  2020    A SPACE ODYSSEY, CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo
2019    Shibuya Style vol.13, Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo
2019    ART START UP 100, HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo
2019    Synchronicity layer, NAND, Osaka
2014    Apresentando, galeria virgilio, Sao Paulo
2013    THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST, galeria de muerte, Tokyo
2012    Nuclear Summer, galeria de muerte, Tokyo
2012    Happy Haiku, ferenbalm-gurbru station, Karlsruhe, German
2011    JapanCongo, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
2011    Kamehameha, ferenbalm-gurbru station, Karlsruhe, German
2010    Refrain, zenshi, Tokyo
2010    Lucky Fortune, zenshi, Tokyo
2009    Pulp Fictions-Papierarbeiten, ferenbalm-gurbru station, Karlsruhe, German
2009    Sunny Side ZENSHI '09, zenshi, Tokyo
2009    In Battle There Is No Law, galeria de muerte, Tokyo
2008    Death by Basel, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2008    Arbeit macht frei, Cafe in Mito, Mito, Ibaraki
2007    Heyri Asia Project II Japanese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri, Korea
2007    Untitled -paper-, ZENSHI, Tokyo
  Collection
  JAPIGOZZI Collection
  press
  Thomson Allese, "Critics' Picks", Art Forum. Dec23rd 2014.
Martinez Alana, "Art Scout: 11 Must-See Shows Before 2014 Ends, and a Few to Carry You Into 2015",New York Observer, Dec16th 2014.
  Publication
  gPost Apocalypseh Published by galeria de muerte, 2016
gAfter Mathh self Published, 2016