ARTSY Facebook twitter Instagram tumblr pinterest vimeo youtube soundcloud
JP EN

Kanata Goto
後藤宙

1991
Born in Tokyo, Japan
2016
Tokyo Art University, Design Dept., B.A.

Awards

2016
Tokyo Midtown Award, Grand Prix
2016
Minato Media Museum Award, Grand Prix
2015
Spiral Award, Spiral Independent Creators Festival

Solo Exhibitions

2016
"Through The Grid", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
"Tokyo Midtown Award Winning Works", Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo
2016
"Atlas", Tokyo Art University, Tokyo
2016
"Minato Medium Museum", various locations, Ibaraki pref.
2016
"Buramachi Art Festival", various locations, Hiroshima pref.
2015
"Tangled Faces, Folded Bodies", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2015
"Where Threads Lead", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2015
"Tangled Faces, Folded Flesh", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2014
"Crossfeedback", Gallery Yougen, Tokyo
2014
Liquitex Art Prize Show, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
2013
"Sin-sin-kai-kai", Le Deco Gallery, Tokyo
2013
"Hitotose", Orange Gallery, Tokyo
Introduction

The tribal vibe in works of Kanata Goto in a paradoxical but no less harmonic way meets with futuristic imaginary. Geometry and architectonics intertwine here with aggressive colors and tactile feeling. Neither installation nor sculptures, his works overcome genre and style restrictions and bring in contemporary art “totem and taboo” dimension of desire, while triggering unconscious work of “worship”. Connecting prehistoric past with sci-fi type of future Goto throws together the epochs as if playing with deep and unrecognized desires on one hand and law and order on another.

Portfolio & Catalog
E-Portfolio

Catalog Download
Serected Works
Nexus # 2(y)
2017
nylon threads, steel
125x115x8.3
KG_17N_Nx2y
available
Nexus # 2(y) (detail)
2017
nylon threads, steel
125x115x8.3
KG_17N_Nx2y
available
Nexus # 2(y) (detail)
2017
nylon threads, steel
125x115x8.3
KG_17N_Nx2y
available
Nexus # 2(y) (side view)
2017
nylon threads, steel
125x115x8.3
KG_17N_Nx2y
available
Nexus # 1(y)
2017
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_17N_Nx1y
available
Nexus # 1(y) (detail)
2017
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_17N_Nx1y
available
Nexus # 1(y) (detail)
2017
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_17N_Nx1y
available
Nexus # 1(y) (side view)
2017
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_17N_Nx1y
available
Nexus #1
2016
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_16N_Nx1
available
Nexus #1 (detail)
2016
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_16N_Nx1
available
Nexus #1 (detail)
2016
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_16N_Nx1
available
Nexus #1 (side view)
2016
nylon threads, steel
70x120x5
KG_16N_Nx1
available
Night 9
2016
iron, polyester threads
120×48.5×19.5
KG_16N9
available
Night 9 (side view)
2016
iron, polyester threads
120×48.5×19.5
KG_16N9
available
Night 8
2016
iron, polyester threads
120×48.5×19.5
KG_16N8
available
Night 8 (side view)
2016
iron, polyester threads
120×48.5×19.5
KG_16N8
available
Night 7
2016
iron, polyester threads
126×54×21
KG_16N7
available
Night 7 (detail)
2016
iron, polyester threads
126×54×21
KG_16N7
available
Night 6
2016
iron, cotton threads
126×54×21
KG_16N6
available
Night 6 (detail)
2016
iron, cotton threads
126×54×21
KG_16N6
available
Night V
2015
metal, stainless steel threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1503
available
Night V (detail)
2015
metal, stainless steel threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1503
available
Night III
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night III (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night III (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night III (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night II
2015
metal, nylon threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1502
available
Night II (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1502
available
Night I
2015
metal, polyester threads
H170×W50×D20
KG_1501
available
Night I (detail)
2015
metal, polyester threads
170×50×20cm
KG_1501
available
Night II
2015
metal, nylon threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1502
available
Night II (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1502
available
Night V
2015
metal, stainless steel threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1503
available
Night V (detail)
2015
metal, stainless steel threads
114×114×1cm
KG_1503
available
Night III
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night III (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night III (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Night III (detail)
2015
metal, nylon threads
180×80×80cm
KG_1504
available
Scrap Work No.42
2015
metal, nylon and cotton threads on lather, wood
130x122x1cm
KG_1547
available
Scrap Work No.8
2015
metal, nylon threads on leather, wood
29×24×1cm
KG_1513
available
Scrap Work No.40
2015
metal, nylon and cotton threads on lather, wood
43x54×1.5cm
KG_1545
available
Scrap Work No.36
2015
metal,nylon and cotton threads on leather, wood
38.5×73.5×1cm
KG_1541
available