Takashi Murakami

Публикаций
8 181
Подписчиков
2,30 млн
Подписки
3 993
Род занятий:
Современный японский художник, живописец, скульптор и дизайнер
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Anyway, the studio is quietly burning, and we are doing our best.
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Good Morning!
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
I previously released a frying pan that cooks pancakes with my flower on it as a gift supplement to the Japanese street fashion magazine, smart @smart_tkj , only in Japan, and we received a lot of inquiries from overseas. So this time, we made a high-performance frying pan that can cook pancakes even on induction heating. It comes in two versions, the regular flower and the pixel flower. I am told that overseas customers can also purchase them from the website below. https://tkj.jp/campaign/smart2112/ I hope you can get one. translation: @tabi_the_fat ストリートファッション誌「smart」 @smart_tkj に、雑誌のオマケとしてくっついてた、お花の形のパンケーキが焼けるフライパンを日本国内だけで発売したら、海外から随分問い掛けがあったので、今回は、IHでも焼けると言う高性能フライパンを作りました。 形は2種類。 お花ver./ ドットお花ver.ともに、 海外のお客様も下記サイトよりお求めいただけます、との事。 https://tkj.jp/campaign/smart2112/ 頑張ってゲットしてください。
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Tonari no Murata @tonari_no_murata is a ceramics store located in Kyoto. I opened the store last year with a ceramicist named Shin Murata @muratashinwolf , but we have only been able to open irregularly due to the pandemic. The lockdown in Japan finally ended on October 1, and the store will be open on October 2 and 3 for the first time in a long time. The new items on offer this time are marvelous. I stopped by on October 1st at around 5pm as the preparation went on in the store. I have walked the severely trying road alongside Shin Murata over the years, trusting him, and we are finally seeing the results! I am convinced that it has paid off! In our Rosanjin pot project @tonari_no_totoya, we really struggled to achieve the color of Oribe and to accomplish the Shigaraki-esque feel with an added taste of Rosanjin. And finally! It’s all coming to fruition here! I was so moved. There is a really excruciating tunnel one must go through in the making of things, and I think the level, or the class, of a creator is determined by whether or not they have the courage to plunge their head into that tunnel. It's not something that anyone can do. Of course, I don't know whether Shin Murata went into that tunnel willingly; I actually pulled him in from the bottom of the abyss. Have you heard of the manga and anime, "Made in Abyss"? In the world of this manga/animation, there is a secret pit called “Abyss." Many explorers descend into the Abyss in search of the "relics" that are said to be of extreme value, but after diving deep, the load placed on them when they try to ascend back to this world causes them to either die or transform into deformed creatures. (I really recommend you watch the anime yourselves.) The structure of our world of art is exactly this Abyss: The closer we get to the truth of art, the less human we become. I dragged Murata down into the deepest part of this abyss, and he was made to walk on the edge of death. He is still now exploring and excavating in that abyss, but we finally have a sense that he has begun to harvest works that are worthy of being deemed “relics."
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
I'm moving forward steadily.
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
It is a conceptual drawing of a work titled Portrait of a Young Auctioneer.
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@ota539 From his ceramic industry to a career in the contemporary art industry start @akeyooochi ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@verdy _san! Thank you for coming @futuradosmil show! By theway,He will has his new paintings & scolptures show at November mean soon!
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Arigato_Gozaimasu! @madsaki _sama! Thank you for visited @futuradosmil show. ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@shokonakazawa × @xt9gx show at @hidarizingaro @howard_how2work
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@futuradosmil @futuralaboratories at @kaikaikikigallery @skygellatly @fedtan
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@futuralaboratories @futuradosmil show started yesterday. @skygellatly @fedtan
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
This will be the last of my posts about my father, Fukujuro, for the time being. They were nothing particularly special, just some memories of a father and son from a poor cab driver's family. The buddhist priest of the Jōdo sect who came to read a sutra gave us a talk after reciting the Nembutsu. The content of the talk was about luck and fate. Through reincarnation, the process by which a living being is reborn many times—not only as human beings but also as other creatures including animals—at this moment we are living our given lives as human beings. He explained that the idea that we should not leave this as a mere coincidental "luck" of the moment but must find the meaning of our time in life by respecting our relationships with other people constitutes the concept of “en,” or a fated relationship. I was grateful for the wisdom of the doctrine, which frees us from the all-consuming sorrow of loss caused by death through such abstract concepts. In Japan, when a person dies, they are customarily cremated. After being cremated for about an hour in the chamber, the white bones come out in pieces, which are then collected, put in an urn, and placed in a tomb. But before that final step, there is a period of 49 days during which we welcome the cremated remains into our homes and pray for the dead. We are going through that period at the moment. I would like to put my palms together in a prayer for my father once again, in gratitude for the reincarnation and all the fated relationships during the time he has lived. Namu Amida Buddha. 南無阿弥陀仏  translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
(This series of posts will conclude in two more or so… Please bear with me.) As Fukujuro's Alzheimer’s steadily got worse, with him starting to see invisible cats in broad daylight and calling out the name of his childhood dog, I decided to give him a living memorial in the form of a three-persons show of Fukujuro, my brother Yuji, and myself at Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Around that time, my mother, Itsuko, was getting worn down caring for him, so I did this event in part to cheer her up. For the occasion, I compiled all of Fukujuro's works into a book. Our generation, the generation largely known as otaku, have understood Japan's defeat in the Pacific War inevitably through the words and actions of our parents. At the root of the works we create therefore are the enormous sense of failure our parents had experienced and the vague doubts and despair we, their children, have held about the nation of Japan. In that sense, I thought that if someone were to ever research my work in the future, my father's and mother's stories would provide an additional layer for thinking about these times, so I made this book in earnest. Miwa Takahashi @m_.i_w_.a , who edited the book for us, came to Kaikai Kiki, leaving her position as deputy editor of Bijutsu Techo, the only art magazine in Japan. When the book was finished, she told me that she cried for the first time in her life for a completed book, although she didn't know why. I'm glad that I was able to hold this exhibition just before Fukujuro's illness worsened and he started to have lapses in consciousness. And in a way, this was when I said my farewell to my father. translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
(Sorry, to go on and on...) There was an event called GEISAI that we, Kaikai Kiki, used to organize, and there, Fukujuro and my nieces used to exhibit and sell their works. I think that may have been when he started to get a notion of showing his work to people. Here are some photos from his presentations at GEISAI, the two-person show at TRI Gallery Ochanomizu @akeyooochi , and the group show at Aoi Gallery in Osaka, where I made my debut, with myself, Mr. @misteryanen , Takano Aya @takano.aya , Chiho Aoshima @chiho_aoshima , and others. translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
(I'm only writing these for the sake of clearing my mind, so please do feel free to skip them. My apologies.) After retiring, my father was making these works all day long, so he kept completing more and more of them. His wife, Itsuko, started being creeped out by the accumulation, and I was thinking of doing an exhibition once there was enough work. One New Year's Day, when I visited my parents' house, there was talk of really sorting out and selecting the works to keep and destroying the rest, so I decided to organize the exhibition right away. It was Fukujuro’s first exhibition in a proper space, so he started to make many small badges, hoping that the visitors would pick them up in their hands. My mother kept her brow furrowed and worried that her husband would embarrass himself, while Fukujuro enthusiastically created even more works, as if they gushed out of him. The exhibition went ahead and, with kind-hearted friends, acquaintances, and passers-by buying the low-priced works, it closed in success. In fact, we even managed to schedule the next exhibition. A few months later, when the couple was buying tickets at a nearby train station, a young woman came running up to them, saying, “Oh! It’s Fukujuro! I went to your exhibition! And look, I bought your work! I didn’t know you live around here. Please take care!” Fukujuro, of course far from dissatisfied, grinned and said to Itsuko, “It’s no use becoming popular at this age, is it?" So went the silly anecdote; which is to say, the show did bring us some excitement. photo: @ssps2011 translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Fukujuro retired as a cab driver at the age of 75. He had driven around Tokyo in the middle of the night for 37 years as a private cab driver, a sole-proprietorship license granted to those who had worked for a cab company for 10 years without any accidents or violations. Coming home every morning, he would tell my mother about the times he picked up famous actors and actresses, or about terrible treatments he received from customers several times a week. Listening to all this, I worried about my own future, that such hardship may await me as well. When I saw Scorsese and De Niro's "Taxi Driver," there was an episode about pimps in the streets of New York that depicted a horrible scene, but I also heard a few stories about Japanese pimps in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro from my father, and I surmised that the dogma of the real night world was pretty much the same all over the world. In any case, it must have been a tough job, but my father always portrayed it in an funny, intriguing way. After he retired, he would spend all day in a small room at home cutting cardboard, painting it with lacquer paint, and attaching magnets to the back of these objects, which he then stuck to metal doors. The motifs of his creations were sharks, coelacanths, butterflies, owls, and B52 bombers, among others. These works kept accumulating, so much so that my mother started to get weirded out, but I found them so amusing. And so we decided to showcase them in an exhibition. (This will go on for a few more posts. please bear with me.) photo: @ssps2011 translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
My father, Fukujuro Murakami, passed away on September 11 at 2:38 pm. He was 87. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past ten years or so, and finally succumbed to multiple organ failure due to metastatic cancer that spread throughout his body from the liver. He had supported his family as a cab driver. In the 1960s, our family lived in the midst of poverty. He was not a smart man, so all he could do was to work incessantly, sparing no time even to sleep. My younger brother and I grew up watching him do so, and are here now thanks to him. As his sons, we are copies of our father; also not very bright, all we know how to do is to keep working, sacrificing sleep. In order to survive in Japan that had lost the Pacific War, he chose to join the Self-Defense Forces. There, he obtained a variety of licenses, from a standard driver's license to a large special vehicle license. After leaving the Forces, he got married through an arranged marriage and moved to Tokyo. He had lost his mother when he was in junior high school, and in his later years with dementia, he often seemed to have visions of her. It can readily be surmised how happy he must have been to meet his beautiful wife, Itsuko, as someone starved for love from his mother, from the fact that he lived a single-mindedly serious life thereafter, devoted to his wife and family. (I apologize to my followers here, but I'm going to make a few more posts to sort out my feelings. Thank you for your understanding.) To be continued... translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@katsuyaterada show in @hidarizingaro
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Flower Parent and Child statue. It has already been nine months since the presentation was revealed in Roppongi Hills @roppongihillsofficial . The work was supposed to welcome visitors coming for the Olympic and Paralympic Games from all over the world, but due to a series of state of emergency declarations, even the athletes couldn’t move around freely. The presentation coincided with the incredibly difficult times; now that it is almost over, we are holding a final celebration event with AR and the sculpture. By pointing the camera of your smartphone using a special app, you can see colorful flowers and Roku Roku Seijin characters emerge to color Flower Parent and Child. Roku Roku Sijin are the image characters/mascots I created when Roppongi Hills opened 18 years ago. AR is great because you can take pictures with the images that appear. They look cute during the day, but you can enjoy the sparkling effects at night. The presentation of Flower Parent and Child will sadly come to an end on the 26th of this month. Flower Parent and Child meets Roku Roku Seijin—An AR Experience Period: 9/6 (Mon) - 9/26 (Sun) Location: Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Next: The Autumn Show at Kaikai Kiki. The exhibition includes works by artists who are not actively producing at the moment, such as Chinatsu Ban and Mahomi Kunikata @mahomi_kunikata . What is wonderful about art is that regardless of when a work is called back to be shown, it retains the freshness it had when it was created. I hadn’t seen these works in a long while, and I am deeply impressed by how amazing they are. #坂千夏 photo: @chiaki_kasahara_ trancration: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Here are some installation views of the works by the artists who couldn’t attend the opening but whose works are included in our Autumn Show at Kaikai Kiki Gallery @kaikaikikigallery , on view until September 19. photo: @chiaki_kasahara_ trancration: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
There are some artists whose works we are presenting in our Autumn Show at Kaikai Kiki Gallery @kaikaikikigallery , on view until September 19, who couldn’t attend the opening. I would like to post some installation views of their works. photo: @chiaki_kasahara_ translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
@symbolix × @misteryanen
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
These are the artists who came on the first day. "2021 Kaikai Kiki Autumn Show" This exhibition is also open on weekends. Open daily during the session. We look forward to your visit. ‍♂️ . . Mr. @misteryanen  Aya Takano @takano.aya  MADSAKI @madsaki  TENGAone @tengaone  Otani Workshop @ota539  ob  @ob0o0  Emi Kuraya @emikuraya  T9G @xt9gx Yuta Hosokawa  @readymade_official @saint_mx6_official Hideyasu Moto @hideyasu_moto Katsuya Terada @katsuyaterada Ban Chinatsu Mahomi Kunikata @mahomi_kunikata . . 2021 Kaikai Kiki Autumn Show September 10-19, 2021 Gallery Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 *Open every day . . ob/ Mr./ MADSAKI/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. T9G . #kaikaikikigallery #Mr #ayatakano #madsaki #tengaone #otaniworkshop #ob #emikuraya #T9G #yutahosokawa #hideyasumoto #katsuyaterada #banchinatsu #mahokunikata #TakashiMurakami photo: @chiaki_kasahara_
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
September 10th. Today was the opening of the fall group exhibition at Kaikai Kiki Gallery, but in the morning I received a call from the hospital that my father's condition had suddenly changed; that it was serious this time and that this might be it. So I went to see him. He was still warm, however, still fighting. After discussing with the hospital, we were told that it should be fine for us to go for today, so I left the hospital and headed for the group exhibition. The artists who had created new works for the show were all there, and I was able to talk to them face-to-face for the first time in about six months. They are all facing their work and digging deep into themselves despite each their challenging situation. Before we left, we took a commemorative photo together. After taking the photo, for some reason, I texted up. I don't know why. translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
The pioneers who brought Japanese ceramics into the contemporary art world were Takuro Kuwata @takurokuwata and Tomio Koyama Gallery @tomiokoyamagallery . Kuwata's ceramic works had a very contemporary-art sensibility, and their gaudy, glittering effects were so unique and epoch-making that his followers have sprung up all over the world in the 15 years since his debut. On the other hand, I genuinely like the utilitarian works of Japanese ceramic artists, especially the artists of the "lifestyle craft” movement, which emerged in the 2000s. Over time I have collected about 20,000 such works, and have been organizing exhibitions by calling on my favorite artists whose works are in my collection. Among my favorites are Otani Workshop @ota539 , Yuji Ueda @yuji____ueda , and Aso Kojima, as well as Shin Murata @muratashinwolf , with whom I have now jointly opened a store @tonari_no_murata . Contemporary artist Chiho Aoshima @chiho_aoshima has also started making ceramic works at Murata’s workshop. I have gathered works of all these artists together for an exhibition titled GEIBI KAKUSHIN ("Aesthetic Innovation on Japanese Ceramic Art") at Perrotin Matignon @galerieperrotin in Paris. I myself am also exhibiting paintings inspired by the Qinghua fish paintings of the Tang Dynasty China. In Japan, ceramic art is as vast in quality and quantity as manga and anime. Japanese people love to use ceramics. Even if they are washed and cracked or damaged, they repair and continue to use them. Competition is therefore fierce and there is a rapid turnover in this industry in terms of popularity. I have collected some of the current gems for this show! I hope you will enjoy. #小嶋亜創 translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Many of you following me have kindly asked after my father's condition since I have posted about him. Thank you sincerely for your concerns. My father's liver cancer had ruptured and the cancer had spread all over his body. But until he was hospitalized recently, for some reason, perhaps because he has had Alzheimer’s disease, he couldn't feel pain and was able to live a normal life for the past two years. Even doctors were mystified, saying that he had been lucky that his dementia had prevented him from feeling pain. But when I went to visit him the other day (I am only allowed in twice a week, my mother three times. That's how dealing with coronavirus in Tokyo manifests in the inpatient ward ), he looked me in the eye and tried to tell me something, so I asked him if he was in pain, and he nodded. I asked him where, and he pointed to the area of his liver with his arm, which was no longer supposed to move. So I asked the doctor in charge to put him on an intravenous pain medication. Now, his stool is like tar, accompanied by heavy bleeding, and with only painkillers being administered, he is presumably headed straight to death. Yet his strong body, which he must have trained in the Self Defense Forces back in the day, is still alive, not giving up. My heart is in turmoil as I really just want him to rest in peace. As there is nothing much I can do, I have been working on new sketches at night when I am unable to sleep.
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Recently, I've been exploring new forms with smoothness.
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Even as so much goes on in life, one must keep at it with one’s work. I keep working on creating new design data, and some of them come to fruition as paintings.
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Yesterday, I went to see my father at the hospital. It was stipulated that each visitor would only be allowed five minutes with him. He collapsed the weekend before last and we were told he only had a few days left to live. Long ago he had signed a do-not-resuscitate order, so he is only being treated with IV fluids and diuresis. When I saw him a week ago, he was barely responsive, but this time he met my gaze and sent me a message that he was in physical discomfort. Touching different parts of his body, I asked him how they felt, and he touched his side. I asked him if he was in pain there, and he nodded. His face was deformed, his mouth hanging open as though his jaw had become dislocated, which I found unbearable. I asked his doctor for palliative treatment, but he said he didn't recommend it because such medications would cause a change in his condition for the worse. My request was rejected once, but when I asked an on-site resident to contact him again, it was accepted, and I am told that he is now receiving some pain medication. I am glad... I wished to relieve my father of his pain as his hands and feet had become chilled to the bone. After I left, I think my mother went to see him in my place. If it hadn't been for the COVID-19 pandemic, I might have been able to stay by his bedside and do what I could to help, but I was rushed out of the hospital room. My heart felt hollow. After I came back to the studio, the look in my father's eyes as he stared at me haunted my mind, and so I drew this sketch. translation: @tabi_the_fat
Такаси Мураками в Instagram - фото
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Такаси Мураками
Feeling of dots! I LOVE!