Tenki Hiramatsu

Tenki Hiramatsu (1986)

Lives in Karlsruhe (DE). Works in Karlsruhe (DE).

Note on Paintings In order to function, paintings depend on the observer’ s imagination. After all, a painting in some way is entirely a lie and viewed with this implicit understanding. Sometimes, the lie protects the viewer. No matter how grotesque or cruel the image you are looking at may be, you are generally able to look at it, comforted by the fact that what is in front of you “is just a picture.” However, sometimes this general rule is broken. We are aware that in some cases, the lie will actually hold more power; that in the short term, the semblance of truth may be more powerful than truth itself. Because a painting is “a thing” (be it painted on paper or canvas), one could say that it contains elements of sculpture. Of course sculptures will also contain elements of paintings, paintings in turn photographic elements, and printed images something of sculpture. I believe that paintings are a medium of trust, and it seems to me that in the act of viewing them, frequently a lie may little by little become a truth. I suspect that what ultimately enables this process is you, in the act of viewing a painting.

Barbara Seiler
Zürich - Switzerland
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Tenki Hiramatsu 1986 born in Wakayama, Japan Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany Education 2016 - Academy of Fine Arts, Class of Marcel van Eeden, Daniel Roth, Karlsruhe 2005 - 2009 BA Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo Exhibition 2018 P2P, High Ceiling, Zurich 2018 Fairy Dust & Wanderlust, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam 2018 Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam 2018 I LIKE TO DREAM, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe 2018 Ohio, Offkultur e.V., Offenburg 2017 Der Turm, Orgelfabrik Durlach, Karlsruhe 2017 the rooftop is not the end the rooftop is not the end, Kinemathek Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 2017 Regionale 18 OOO Object Oriented Ontology, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel 2017 UND#9, Karlsruhe 2015 3331 Chiyoda Arts Festival : Scholarship Exhibition vol. 5, Tokyo 2014 3331 Chiyoda Art Festival, Tokyo 2013 Tenki Hiramatsu Solo Exhibition, Tokyo (solo) 2013 GEISAI #19, Tokyo Prize 2017 Kunstverein Rastatt Kunstpreis 2014 3331 Chiyoda Art Festival, Judge's Prize / Kotaro Iizawa Prize 2013 GEISAI #19, Judge's Prize / Mika Yositake Prize Collection Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Credit Suisse