Monday, April 16, 2007

Substance Project by Takashi Inaba

They say that success, especial in the art world, is 10% inspiration [new ideas] and 90% perspiration [sweat]. This means that it’s not enough to have talent, you have to work very, very, very hard as well.

One of the great things about living in Japan is the number of interesting, talented people I’ve got to know. I’ve met artists, sculptors [artists who make 3D art, statues and the like], photographers, writers, poets, singers, musicians, filmmakers, and actors – all of them very talented and very, very hard working.

One of the artists who I respect very much is Takashi Inaba, who also owns the oddly named Uni Pon Pon Kau Kau , a bar and art project space in Umeda. Inaba San’s inspiration to perspiration ratio is more like 50% to 50% (or more correctly, 100% to 110%!). He will be holding an exhibition of his work at galeria CERO, in Kita Horie, for 2 weeks starting from today. There will be an opening party this afternoon – all are welcome!

One of Inaba San's works. It's actually a mirror

The postcard for the exhibition

The exhibition details

By the way, “substance” means to be something; to be real; to be solid – to have meaning!

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