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Takashi NEMOTO

根本敬

June 28, 1958
Born in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo and raised in Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
a Self-proclaimed avant-garde manga artist.

Nemoto has been obsessed with reading a periodical manga magazine Garo since a high school student. He realized that he became more interested in participating in the magazine than drawing manga, and he made his debut in Garo (1981) and began his life as a manga artist.

In the 1990s, Nemoto shifted his focus to writing and illustration rather than cartooning. He also produced events (脱特殊歌謡祭) and video works (Samukunaikai).
As a member of the 「幻の名盤解放同盟」 with Manabu Ayusa and Hideo Funabashi, he has produced CDs of hidden Japanese pop, Korean rock, and Pon-chak disco. He currently teaches 「特殊漫画前衛の道」 at an art school.

In the 2000s, Nemoto had a talk show 映像夜間中学 at Uplink Factory for 20 years. He frequently held exhibitions where he reinterpreted existing record sleeves with his own approaches and collected more than 160 works in a book titled Black and Blue. In 2015, he traveled to France for the MAN-GARO/HETA-UMA exhibition organized by Le Dernier Cri, a Marseille-based art group. In 2018, he painted a large Guernica-sized work Ocean of Trees, and held a solo exhibition at MIZUMA ART GALLERY in that December. <Major works> Manga: I Live, Monster Men BUREIKOH Lullaby, TURTLE HEADS SOUP etc Writings: 「因果鉄道の旅」 「人生解毒波止場」 「真理先生」 「ディープ・コリア」(共著) etc Art collection: THE END, Black and Blue etc

Exhibitions of Takashi NEMOTO

Takashi Nemoto presents: You shut the f××× up!

Takashi NEMOTO

7/4 - 8/10/2024
GALLERY HOURS | Thu.–Sat. 11:00–13:00, 14:00–19:00
CLOSED | Sun–Wed., National Holidays

The Last Exhibition of Yoshikazu Ebisu, Presented by Takashi Nemoto

Yoshikazu EBISU, Takashi NEMOTO

9/7 - 9/30/2023
GALLERY HOURS | Wed.–Sat. 11:00–13:00, 14:00–19:00
CLOSED | Sun–Tue., National Holidays

*Depending on COVID-19, the exhibition period and the content may be changed.

Takashi NEMOTO: I live

Takashi NEMOTO

4/11 - 4/11/2023