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Satoshi Tada "embrace"


2023.8.16wed - 8.31thu


SANBANCHO GALLERY is pleased to present "embrace" by Satoshi Tada, his first solo exhibition as a primary artist,

We are pleased to present "embrace" by Satoshi Tada, his first solo exhibition at SANBANCHO GALLERY.



Embrace" is a word that expresses Tada's desire to depict the feeling of the heart and existence.

Through his masterpiece "Leroux," people who try to resist the rules and social minorities are embraced, and a ray of light is shed on their hearts,

and to shine a ray of light into the hearts of those who are trying to fight against the status quo.

多田 知史 embrace

What is "lulu"?

Leroux," the central motif of Tada's work, represents a person who tries to resist his "destiny.


Leroux was born with the fate of being a nightmare that embodies a nightmare,

Gradually, Leroux has developed a will to show good dreams instead of nightmares, and he defies the "destiny" imposed on him.


Leroux's way of being is unique in the world of nightmares, where nightmares are the norm,

At the same time, it also overlaps with the issues of the compulsory nature of collective consciousness and social minorities in our world.



The Birth of the 0lulu

'Why don't you just live your life with your heart in your chest, no matter what you were born with?'

In 2019, the conception of Lulu began with Tada's words against discrimination and disability.


In the early days, though, Tada based his work on his own experiences of minority groups and discrimination,

However, by delving too deeply into her harsh experiences, she often found herself unable to hold her paintbrush.


He said, "It is painful to put painful feelings directly on the paint.

To be evaluated for the honest feelings and memories that lie deep in my heart...

It will be even more painful for me to live."


There was a time when I put down the brush with such words, but little by little, I came to realize that it was not my own trauma,

But little by little, the axis of his work shifted to express not his own trauma, but the warmth that envelops it, and the feeling of his heart.


It was during this period, when he was suffering, that the idea for the "Leroux" work was born.



Leroux - Transition to Completion

After the conception, Tada began work on "Leroux," which took five years to complete.

He spent five years exploring how he could sublimate his ideas into a work of art.


In terms of technique, he studied the works of Georges Rouault, Mark Rothko, Yoshitomo Nara, and Shinsen Tokuoka.


By reconstructing his own techniques and perceptions that he had cultivated, he was able to shift from works that had been composed as if assembling a color puzzle to works that were more like a masterpiece, with a sense of space while capturing history.

He has changed his production method drastically, from his previous approach of composing color puzzles to painting with a sense of space as his main focus while capturing the history of the world.


At the same time, he has also been exploring the myths and philosophies of ancient Greece and his own roots in Christianity,

He has also made extensive references to ancient Greek mythology and philosophy, Christianity, which is his roots, and contemporary philosophy, with a focus on Marcus Gabriel's "New Existentialism.

He pursued the background of his works and their significance.


The name "Leroux" is taken from Luke, the author of the New Testament and patron saint of doctors and painters,

The form is based on the Greek mythological god Oneiros.


Oneiros is said to be a god who rests the souls of people while they sleep and at the same time conveys the will of the gods,

Oneiros, who rests the mind during sleep and at the same time conveys divine intentions, appears frequently in Tada's works during the period of exploration, along with his brother god Hipnos, who is the deification of sleep.


Leroux," completed after a long period of exploration, is the culmination of Tada's own life as an artist.

Leroux," completed after a long period of exploration, became the "True Series," which summarized Tada's own life as a writer.



0Finally

This exhibition is positioned as a prelude to the "True Series," and will be centered around the main work, "Voice," a 100-size work, as well as a collection of various sketches drawn over a period of five years, including the month and day of Leroux's birth.

The exhibition will also include a collection of various drawings made over a period of five years.


This will be Tada's first solo exhibition as a primary exhibitor at SANBANCHO GALLERY,

We hope that you will enjoy viewing Tada's world view at the exhibition venue.



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