Reflections on Our Planet by Britta Kanau
Tadashi Moriyama's "Planetalgia” is a narrative about a planet that is vibrant, but has gone mad with over-building and extreme networking. Like a scene out of the 1982 film Blade Runner, Moriyama’s story, in drawings, sculpture, installation and video, is a fun-house-mirror reflection of our world. Buildings have spread to the far ends of the earth and communications networks...
Metaphoric Interpretations of Celestial Bodies by Victoria Looseleaf
The Japanese-born, L.A.-based multi-media artist whose world vision is simultaneously bleak and colorful, dystopian and hopeful and who, while also remaining open to humanity’s follies, has exhibited in Asia, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Italy and across the States – with his influences including science fiction, medieval paintings, Buddhist philosophy and beyond – plumbs his own psychological depths only to discover what makes him love work and life.
Stepping into New Frontiers by Genie Davis
In a time with the word “border” fraught with intended socio-political context, to have a show that exceeds conventional borders is inspiring both artistically and thematically. Opening October 26th at Jason Vass, Frontiers, from artists Tadashi Moriyama and Rachel Pease is a dramaticly lovely series of works created in ink.
The (Un)Bearable Heaviness of Being by Eric Shiner
New York-based Japanese artist Tadashi Moriyama revels in the act of creating densely-knit parallel
universes that both nod to the physical realities of life in the here and now while also envisioning
potential futures where man and machine meld into one, a realm where technology overtakes us, or
perhaps makes us whole.
Tadashi Moriyama’s Singularity Vision by TMG
The first time I saw Tadashi Moriyama’s work was at 2011’s annual Art Fair Tokyo. His paintings were mirrors of the private apocalypse plaguing us all, our brains morphing into rectangles with round corners to reflect our silicone masters. “Zettabyte” is like a still of the actual moment when our souls get zapped into algorithms. A salary man’s head explodes with fragments of tendrils, buildings, and segmented boxes. Enlightened and enslaved, his brain is a city of ruins fading into a barren skyline. He’s high functioning, multi-tasking, touch-and-go.