Ken'ichiro Taniguchi is this year's recipient of the A4 Artist in Residence International Exchange Program at the LUXELAKES
· A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, China. A total of three Hecomi as well as four large-format City Study works have been created for the occasion in the last two months and can be seen until October on two floors of the museum.
Although Taniguchi in all four City Studies refers to the same basic form, thanks to different concepts he was able to create works of entirely different exprissiveness. Version #1 (see illustration above) was created right before his artist's residence and, according to the artist, was created by arbitrary cuts, creating a form reminiscent of a prehistoric skeleton. Version #2 (pictured below), on the other hand, stemmed from his fascination with the avenues and ring roads such as Tianfu Avenue, Shudu Avenue and Huan Lu, which divide the city from north to south, west to east and around, similar to a dartboard. They exist as intersections or spaces and give the work a particularly dynamic as well as organic structure.