Exhibition Running Boy by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci. Photo: Kai Tamaki

Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci
‘Longbox’ from ‘lightboxes’ series
Photo: Kai Tamaki

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Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci
Running Boy

print gallery Exhibition [prolonged]
2018.9.23 Sunday to 10.28 Sunday 11.18 Sunday
Admission Free

13:30 to 20:00 Saturday/Sunday/National Holiday
15:00 to 20:00 Monday/Friday
Closed Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Reception:
2018.10.27 Saturday, around 18:00–


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トマーシュ・コツカ、アレクス・シェルメチ
ランニング・ボーイ

プリントギャラリー展示[会期延長]
2018年9月23日(日)から 10月28日(日)まで 11月18日(日)まで
入場無料

13:30 から 20:00  土日祝
15:00 から 20:00  月金
火水木 休み

レセプション
10月27日(土曜)18:00頃より
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Exhibition Running Boy by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci. Photo: Kai Tamaki

photo: kai tamaki

We will hold an exhibition featuring works by Slovakian artists
Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci. Both artists were born in 1994 in Kosice,
a city in the eastern part of Slovakia, where they majored in painting at an art university.
The pair currently forms the unit called “Edgar & Ota”, working cooperatively on
art/design productions and publications, as well as running an art space.
Since their school years, they have created numerous artworks in varied mediums,
from graffities, mural wall paintings, to video media art.

We will be mainly exhibiting two groups of works. “Light Boxes”; a series of box-shaped
paintings with patchy and graphical images, inspired by street advertisement lightboxes.
“Unframed Canvas”; a series of “Light Boxes” paintings that were removed from frameworks of
lightboxes and presented two-dimensionally. We will also showcase some illustrations
that were Risographically printed.

RISO + LITHO POSTER:
The poster for this exhibition “Running Boy” was created
by multiple artists and designer. First, the Risograph image, made by
Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci, was printed.
Then, an image layer designed by Toru Kase was lithographically printed
on top of the first layer. Different versions of this poster have been created,
consisting of a combination of 2 Risograph and 5 Litho plates.
The lithographic printing was done on a flat-bed proofing press at
Kawara Printmaking Laboratory in Tokyo.

スロヴァキア出身のアーティスト、トマーシュ・コツカとアレクス・シェルメチ(共に1994–)の
展覧会を開催します。2人はスロヴァキア東部の都市コシツェに生まれ、同地の美術大学で絵画を専攻。
現在はそれぞれの活動と並行しつつ、ユニット「Edgar & Ota」として作品制作や出版・
アートスペースの運営をおこなっています。在学中からグラフィティ、建築物のウォールペインティングも
手がけ、現在では絵画から映像まで分野横断的な制作活動を続けています。

本展では街頭広告の形式であるライトボックスに想を得た、断片的でグラフィカルなイメージが
ちりばめられた箱型絵画のシリーズ「Light Boxes」、同作で使用したキャンバスを木枠から取り外し
平面状に再構成した「Unframed Canvas」を中心に展示。その他ポーランドで手にいれたという
リソグラフで印刷されたイラストレーションを併せて展示します。

RISO + LITHO POSTER:
展覧会のためのポスター(A3サイズ)は、トマーシュ・コツカとアレクス・シェルメチによるイメージが
リソグラフで印刷された後、デザイナーの加瀬透が重ねてデザインし、単色の平台校正機により
リトグラフ印刷されました。数種のバージョンがあります。(リソグラフ2版、リトグラフ全5版)
リトグラフの印刷は東京の版画工房カワラボ / Kawara printmaking laboratory です。

Exhibition Running Boy by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci Poster for the Exhibition Running Boy by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci.  Photo: Kai Tamaki

Poster for exhibition :
Lithograph images made and designed by Toru Kase
Lithographic printing was done by Masahiro Kawara
and Sachie Hirakawa/Kawara printmaking laboratory (kawalabo).
Risograph images made by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci
Conception by print gallery and Toru Kase

Exhibition Running Boy by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci.  Photo: Kai Tamaki
Unframed Canvas by Tomáš Kocka and Alex SelmeciUnframed Canvas by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci.  Photo: Kai Tamaki

Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci
[left] ‘Shortbox I’ from ‘lightboxes’ series   [right] ‘Unframed Canvas’
Acrylic on canvas, 2017
Photo: Kai Tamaki


Exhibition organized by print gallery, Tokyo
assisted by Toru Kase, Minami Shimakage
Exhibition setting finalized by print gallery and Toru Kase,
also thanks to Takayuki Ichinose, Daisuke Ninomiya.
English translation/correction, thanks to:
Shinsuke Minegishi.

Poster design:
[Riso] Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci
[Litho] Toru Kase

Exhibition Running Boy by Tomáš Kocka and Alex Selmeci

photo: kai tamaki


展示企画:
プリントギャラリー
企画協力:
加瀬透、島影南美
設営協力:
一瀬貴之、二宮大輔
翻訳協力:
峰岸伸輔

ポスター:
デザイン[リソグラフ]トマーシュ・コツカ、アレクス・シェルメチ
デザイン[リトグラフ]加瀬透
印刷:カワラボ