Born in Tokyo in 1974, the video artist, graphic artist and performer Takehito Koganezawa has lived and worked in Berlin since 1999, when he completed his studies in Tokyo. Similar to On Kawara or Tatsuo Miyajima, Koganezawa’s work circles the finiteness of life and the passage of time in space and are linked closely with the ways of thinking and seeing associated with Buddhism.
Formally speaking, Koganezawa‘s Luftlinien stand between Op art and Art Informel. Some of the video pieces recall animated versions of paintings by Bridget Riley, the gesture paintings of Karl Otto Götz or Otto Pienes rooms. Koganezawa‘s images, however, are in motion and, when viewed against the background of the most recent Japanese and European art history from Gutai through On Kawara and Miyajima to the German Informel, they are, moreover, independent and contemporary to a very high degree.
In 2006 Takehito Koganezawa was part of our big anniversary exhibition on 60 years of Haus am Waldsee “Anstoß Berlin – Art makes World”.