to nourish in an effortless natural flow like on a calm sea where one wave replaces another mild and soft
The rainy season is coming soon and a new “oasis” is about to be born in Otsuka, Tokyo. A collaboration between Asta, an artist and also a fashion designer from Iceland and Takuya Komaba, a Japanese artist has been realized. They first met in the forest of Abiko. The swaying of the trees, the sunlight filtered through the trees, whispering of the wind ―the place full of the breath of the living seemed like being in the quiet ocean. Japan is very far from Iceland, still being an island nation, they have much in common. Above all the two artists are strongly bonded togerher in the animistic nature worship. The theme of the coming exhibition “Rippling/sazanami” is consistent through their collaboration;to focus on a natural phenomenon and output it in an installation. In the deep forest, they try to construct a kind of an abstract spiritual world. In the process, they weave, spin, tie and sew such materials as cloth, thread, string and bamboo. The work completed is a device for purifying the neighborhood . This time they’ve chosen ano ano galerie for the first indoor space for expression. By the way, the works of Takuya Komaba are exhibited here lastingly. The name of the gallery “ano ano” means “a seed” in Hawaiian and the beginning and the ending of a seed is symbolized into the gallery space using Japanese cedar and plywood. The device the two artists create in this site-specific space must be a new oasis in the sordid and impersonal desert of Tokyo. We are happy if the coming exhibition can give peace of mind to those who visit here.