Kaneuji does not seek meaning in the materials he selects or the forms he builds. Rather, he dislocates objects, depriving them of their original function and value as consumer goods.
Exhibition Dates: 11 August – 4 September 2011
“Teppei Kaneuji’s assemblages of readymade objects could be described as ‘time based sculpture’, not only due to their process of making, but also because of the ideas he works with. In his White Discharge (Built-up Objects) series for example, objects are categorized by form and colour, dismantled, and then piled up and connected to other objects, with white polyester resin poured gradually over the final construction. Kaneuji does not seek meaning in the materials he selects or the forms he builds. Rather, he dislocates objects, depriving them of their original function and value as consumer goods. His method is rooted in his own physical senses and the rhythms of contemporary life as he experiences it; he compares his process to that of a music mix-tape, which links songs together using personal criteria.”
—Shihoko Iida, 2011 (Excerpt from: Teppei Kaneuji, Singapore Biennale: OPEN HOUSE, exhibition catalogue, 2011, page 184)
Teppei Kaneuji (b. 1978) has exhibited widely since 2001. In 2009 the Yokohama Museum of Art held a major solo exhibition of his work, Teppei Kaneuji: Melting City/Empty Forest. A 150 page catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition. Kaneuji was included in the 2011 Singapore Biennale: OPEN HOUSE at the National Museum of Singapore. Other important group shows include Making is Thinking, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); JAPANCONGO, Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2011); Yellow Gate, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea (2010); WARM UP at the Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2009); Platform in KIMUSA 2009, hosted by Artsonje Center, Seoul (2009); MOT Annual 2008 – Unravelling and Revealing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2008); All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007); ALLLOOKSAME?/TUTTTUGUALE?: Arte Cina Giappone Corea Arte, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Trino, Italy (2006); YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art (as a member of the artist unit ‘COUMA’), Yamashita Wharf, Kanagawa (2005) and Table Tennis Players (as a member of the artist unit ‘COUMA’), art project room, ARTZONE, Kyoto (2005). Kaneuji’s work is held in important private and public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and the Hiroshima City Museum of Art. POST-NOTHING is Teppei Kaneuji’s second solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.