Nepenthes New York Presents : "City No End." By GAKU Manabu Inada
"City No End."
Surging without having endlessly, traffic, people, and everyday events.
The flow rushes and pulls like a swell in the city.
Bustle and silence, destruction and rebirth, time and space, tension and relief
Some are swept away, some struggle and head towards the wave.
Still, this big swell never stops.
City No End is an ongoing series created by Brooklyn based artist Gaku.
Gaku's work are imbued with a subtle sense of the imaginary as he seamlessly integrates surreal aspects into depictions of our reality creating a juxtaposition that has over time become his characteristic style. This exhibition showcases the artist's first large scale assemblage and collage works from this series.
- GAKU Manabu Inada
Now running in-store.
Manabu Inada is a Brooklyn-based artist, filmmaker, and creative director.
Inada’s work across mediums strives to capture the rhythms, bustle, and beauty of city life.
His world is often imbued with a subtle sense of the imaginary as he seamlessly integrates surreal aspects into depictions of our reality, creating a juxtaposition that has over time become his characteristic style. In addition to highlighting the musicality of urban life, Inada frequently manipulates perspective by inverting images to express a parallel reality.
His influence is a fluid blend of late ‘80s surf and skate culture, industrial design, Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, jazz, films like Taxi Driver and Blade Runner, New York architecture and more.
Inada’s work has been shown at MoMA PS1 and elsewhere.