'Phantom Cave' by Takahiro Komuro

StolenSpace Gallery
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Free entry
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StolenSpace Gallery
Osborn Street, E1 6TD
Nearest Tube/Rail Stations
Aldgate East 0.15 miles

StolenSpace Gallery is thrilled to present artist Takahiro Komuro’s first UK solo exhibition: ‘Phantom Cave’.

Takahiro Komuro (Tokyo, 1985) is a sculptor based in Tokyo, Japan. Strongly influenced by 80's fantasy and science fiction films, anime, novels, vintage American action figures, and Japanese soft vinyl monsters, he extracts and reconstructs these elements into sculptures and artefacts of beauty.

Komuro trained at the Sculpture Department of Tokyo University of the Arts. He has since founded TkoM Factory inc. where he currently produces his brightly coloured gloss sculptures. From small vinyl toys to large life-sized creations, Komuro’s sculptures blur the boundaries between fine art and design, and balance fantasy with horror. Embracing childhood fantasies, his sculptures inspire a feeling of nostalgia and unease all at once. Growing up in the late 1980s and 1990s, a wide range of cultural influences formed the basis of his practice, from sci-fi films like Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and E.T., up to Transformers toys and the design of the Nintendo Family Computer.

For his solo exhibition ‘Phantom Cave’, Komuro was inspired by the space of our gallery, its length and brick walls, which he reimagines as a cave where his sculptures come to life. However, this is not a simple cave, but a phantom cave, meaning that it exists somewhere between reality and fiction, inviting the audience to enter with their imagination and allow themselves to experience the surreal vision of the artist.

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