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Zen Tainaka
田井中善意

1984
Born in Chiba, Japan
2008
Tokyo Art University, B.A. Industrial Art, Tokyo
2011
Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Jewelry course
2011
Tokyo Art University, M.A. Industrial Art, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2015
"Feedback Loop Canvas", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2013
"Pretty Vacant", Unseal Contemporary, Tokyo
2012
"What a Beautiful World", gallery g671, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2014
"Frantic End of The Year Show", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2014
"2014 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo 
2013
Geidai Art Plaza, Tokyo Art University, Tokyo 
2012
"Festival? Mountain?", Ibaraki
2012
Geisai#16, Tokyo
2010
Tokyo Urban Art, Tokyo
2009
Konoyubi ART 2009, Tokyo
2008
Chiba Triennial Independent Show, Chiba
2008
Hachiyonten, Tokyo
2008
Konoyubi ART 2008, Tokyo
Introduction

Zen Tainaka represents the world in sarcastic and in most cases satirical way. His painterly expressions are free from genre requirements or stylistic rules and show the evil or good in a way of dream which is on the border line with nightmare. The surreal situations in his works permanently play with reason and nonsense shedding critical light on reality and artist’s surroundings.

Portfolio & Catalog
E-Portfolio

Catalog Download
Serected Works
Gravity
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91x2.5cm
ZT_1617
available
Hyper Moon
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91x3cm
ZT_1627
available
Melted Snow
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91cm
ZT_1626
available
Sea Bathing
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91x2.5cm
ZT_1609
available
Skyfalls
2016
acrylic on canvas
91x72.7x4cm
ZT_1630
available
Slide and Push
2016
acrylic, wood on panel
91x72.7cm
ZT_1603
available
Snake
2016
acrylic on wooden panel
91x72.7cm
ZT_1606
available
Snowman
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91cm
ZT_1632
available
Warped Moon
2016
acrylic on canvas
91x72.7cm
ZT_1621
Private Collection, USA
Waterfall
2016
acrylic on wooden panel
72.7x91cm
ZT_1604
Private Collection, USA
Whale
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91cm
ZT_1631
available
Wiper
2016
acrylic on canvas
72.7x91x3cm
ZT_1629
available
Drive out
2015
acrylic, clay on wooden panel
91×116.7cm
ZT_1521
available
Big Fish
2015
acrylic on wooden panel
112×145.5cm
ZT_1520
Pigozzi Collection, USA
The room with the lion
2015
acrylic, clay, hemp, plastic, metal on wooden panel
112×145.5cm
ZT_1519
available
Fire
2015
acrylic on canvas
91×116.7cm
ZT_1516
Pigozzi Collection, USA
Hunt
2015
acrylic, clay, plastic, resin on wooden panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1502
Private Collection, Belgium
Who are you?
2015
acrylic on wooden panel on wooden panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1515
available
The Attack of The Black
2015
acrylic, clay, fiber, resin on wooden panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1514
available
Donuts
2015
acrylic, clay, resin on wooden panel
60.6×72.7cm
ZT_1513
Private Collection, USA
HOLY
2015
acrylic, plastic, resin on wooden panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1511
available
Birthday Party
2015
acrylic, clay, plastic on wooden panel
91×72.7cm
ZT_1508
available
Frog
2015
acrylic, resin on canvas, panel
91×72.7cm
ZT_1505
available
Wipe
2015
acrylic, resin on canvas, panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1503
Private Collection, USA
Fishing
2014
acrylic on canvas, panel
65.2×80.3cm
ZT_1408
available
Meat Meat Meat
2014
acrylic, wool, resin, plastic on wooden panel
53×45.5cm
ZT_1401
Private Collection, Japan
Space Shuttle
2014
acrylic, plastic, aluminium, textile on wooden panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1402
Private Collection, Belgium
The Joy of Living
2014
acrylic, clay on canvas, wooden panel
72.7×91cm
ZT_1404
Private Collection, Japan
Mt.
2014
acrylic, clay, paper on canvas, wooden panel
91×72.7cm
AK_1306
Private Collection, USA
Gold Mine
2014
acrylic, ink, plastic, clay on canvas, wooden panel
45.5×53cm
ZT_1407
available