Tatsuo Ikeda at Fergus McCaffrey, New York

Fergus McCaffrey, New York is currently hosting an exhibition of works by artist Tatsuo Ikeda.

The selection of works on display includes over 50 drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Ikeda belongs to a generation of emerging artists from the 1950s. The artists were bold enough to take back Japanese culture from two decades of nationalistic brainwashing and militarization through inventing new ways of expressing themselves through art. The artist found inspiration for his mature works in 1953 post a protest at the seaside village of Uchinada. Ikeda created expressive realist drawings that combined elements of reportage and satire by using the cheapest materials available ink and paper. His style later mutated into representations of human and animal life as a response to the U.S. thermonuclear bomb tests in the Pacific in 1954. As scenarios changed Ikeda’s style evolved as well.

Tatsuo Ikeda (b.1928) is a Japanese avant-garde artist. The artist’s work has been exhibited in regions across the globe such as Ikeda Tatsuo and Nakamura Hiroshi at the Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo (1997); Ikeda Tatsuo: The Trajectory of Postwar Avant-garde Art at the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art (2010–11); and Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012–13). Ikeda is not just a visual artist he is also a celebrated writer.

The exhibition runs from September 7 through October 14, 2017, at Fergus McCaffrey, 514 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. 

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