NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi


© Tai Ogawa / © Matt Lock

A new works exhibition, “DOOM HEADZ” by two artists from Japan and the US that has drawn a catastrophic scenery as if it is a prophecy to the near future will be held from 11th to 26th of November at the CALM & PUNK GALLERY in Tokyo.


Born in the State of Massachusetts in 1984, Matt Lock has created a lot of works that resembles/ works similar to graffiti but has a constructed view, and earn a cult like followers. Meanwhile, Tai Ogawa, born in Ibaraki prefecture in 1981, has constructed works of drawings with catastrophic colors and images that can go beyond our/human imagination. After being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in 2013, he was influenced from the end of the world and the style that Matt Lock draws then was aimed for regeneration by rebuilding the new world into his own work.

In this exhibition, Tai Ogawa will present a painting work that exceeds 4m in width as if it opposes something of a mighty power. Matt Lock, the first exhibition in Japan, will embody his view of the world that has been fractionally presented mainly by publications and gin in the exhibition space. Two contradictory perspectives complement each other’s works and questions the future possibility as suggesting the anxiety and problems that modern society has.

DOOM HEADZ by Matt Lock, Tai Ogawa
Date: November 11th – 26th, 2017
Open: 12:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday, Monday)
Opening Reception: September 10th, 19:00 – 22:00
Address: 1F Asai Building, 1-15-15 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission free
Tel: +81 (0)3 5775 0825

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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