Yuji Takeoka: New Works / Konrad Fischer Gallery Berlin

In autumn 2007 renowned Düsseldorf-based gallery Konrad Fischer opened a second gallery space in Berlin. The current exhibition is the first solo exhibition of the Japanese artist Yuji Takeoka in Berlin. The exhibition contains new floor pieces, some of the Corner Works from 2007 and other wall related works. Yuji Takeoka has become well known since his participation in documenta IX in 1992. “The slick surfaces, pure colors and geometric shapes of Takeoka’s sculptures appear at first glance akin to the Minimal Art of the 60’s but after a closer look strong differences become evident. The sculptural work of Takeoka seems to trust precisely in the power of pure appearance and aura of form, color and material which was rejected by artists like Judd or Flavin.” (excerpt from the press release). The show runs until March 8, 2008. Impressions from the opening reception, February 1, 2008.

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