Mario Tauchi is a Japanese artist living & working in Tokyo

Mario Tauchi


Mario Tauchi interview (Forbes JAPAN)
(田内万里夫インタビュー / Forbes日本版)

【coming soon】
MARIO (solo exhibition)
@ CADAN Yurakucho
c/o Gallery Yamaki Fine art
August 9 – 28, 2022
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 – 19:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
* Gallery closed on Monday(MAP

@ CADAN有楽町(ギャラリー)
c/o Gallery Yamaki Fine Art
11~19時(火~金)/11~17時(土日祝) ※月曜休廊
東京都千代田区有楽町1丁目10−1 有楽町ビル 1F (MAP

★ Live music on August 11(sun), 13(sat), 14(sun), 21(sun) and 28(sun) → << INFO >>


March 11th 2022 – August 12th 2022 (as a part of THE WRONG BIENNALE
Allicette Torres (Curator) / Thomas Ruple (Assistant Curator)
[Artists] 1011 / Capucine Bourcart / Luana Y. Ferreira, Ph.D. / Keith Josiah / Tuomas A. Latinen / Edgar Moza / Mario Tauchi

In the meanwhile… (Group Exhibition)
31 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York
June 17 to July 25, 2021
Opening reception : on June 26 (3 – 6pm)

Calora Bermúdez / COCO144 / Diogenes Ballwster /
Josué Guarionex / Jason Nickel / Kaname Higa /
Mario Tauchi / Melissa Calderón / Palén Obesa /
Pepe Coronado / René De los Santos / Yoko Suetsugu

HACO GALLERY(ニューヨーク/ブルックリン)グループ展「In the meanwhile…

JR EAST meet ART @ Takanawa Gateway Fest
18 Aug – 6 Sept 2020
Public Art Project supported by JR EAST and Cultural Vision Japan
* This mural is now moved to Hakusan Junior High-school in Higashi-Matsuyama City, Saitama for permanent display.
(photo credit: Daisaku Oozu 2020)

Related article:

by Jeff Vandermeer
MCD Books (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Editor: Sean McDonald
Illustration: Mario Tauchi
『DEAD ASTRONAUTS』ジェフ・ヴァンダミア著
(MCD Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


Mario Mandala exhibition @ HACO NYC in Brooklyn, New York (March 2nd – April 7th, 2019) was successfully finished! Special thanks to Dale Peck and John Oaks of Evergreen Review for organizing the wonderful literary event (reading by Minerva Martínez, Lisa Dierbeck and Joyce Johnson). Also, many thanks to Justin Simon (Mesh-key Records) for the music performance at the opening reception, and to Yoko Suetsugu (HACO NYC) for directing the whole show!!

<Review by Jonathan Goodman / ARTE FUSE>

2019/HACO NYC ギャラリー
※ レビュー和訳:ジョナサン・グッドマン(Jonathan Goodman)/ARTE FUSE

about Mario Mandala
by Azusa Okamoto (Itami City Museum of Art / Curator)
LOVE POP! Keith Haring Exhibition — A Mural Painting Project by Mario Tauchi (2012)

In 2012, the Itami City Museum of Art presented “LOVE POP! Keith Haring Exhibition,” and organized a mural painting project in conjunction with the exhibition. The project was inspired by Keith’s unique approach, especially the way he transformed the city into his personal canvas. I asked Mario Tauchi to create a new work for the project, as Mario seemed to be the perfect contemporary artist for the job. While Mario’s compelling performances incorporate various tell-tale elements of graffiti art – the speed of the work, the inspiration, the use of black line drawings – his creations, such as his mandalas, should not be categorized as mere graffiti art. His work is more complicated and profound. Simply put, modern, western graffiti art imparts a strong sense of individuality and secularity, whereas mandalas are part of an Asian art tradition that takes a non-secular approach to the representation of deindividuation. The fusion of these two contradictory approaches makes for a completely new art that breaks down the very concept of the mandala. Mandalas were traditionally drawn to better appreciate the Buddhist conception of the universe, and illustrate the depersonalized characters and otherworldly elements which watch over the world we inhabit. Mario’s mandalas, however, represent a microcosm of not only his inner world, and his sensitivity to commonplace conditions like the daily weather, but also his interactions with people of various backgrounds, and the ways in which confrontation, harmony and antagonism all expand, propagate and transform. Strangely, when Mario expresses this personal tapestry of emotions via his mandala art, his philosophy enters the heart of the viewer and melds with that person’s inner world. This has led to a transformative experience for some, and this potential for profound transformation is at the heart of the mandala’s appeal, and why it resonates beyond any boundaries of race, sex or religion.

OKAMOTO Azusa, Curator for Itami City Museum of Art

LOVE POP! キース・へリング展~壁画プロジェクト「キースの願った平和の実現を願って」(壁画担当/田内万里夫)

当館で2012年に開催した「LOVE POP! Keith Haring Exhibition」にあわせておこなった壁画プロジェクトは、街中をアートの現場にしたキースの活動と想いから生まれたものだが、このプロジェクトを実現するために最もふさわしいアーティストとして、私は田内万里夫に制作を依頼した。その理由は、黒の線描だけで強い存在感を放つ彼の創作に、インスピレーションとスピード、そしてパフォーマンスから生まれるグラフィティ・アートの要素があるからだが、彼の作品は単純に「グラフィティ・アート」とカテゴライズされるものではなく、もっと複雑で深い。端的に言うと、個性と世俗性が強い現代の西洋美術「グラフィティ・アート」と没個性と非世俗な古来の東洋美術「曼荼羅」、この相反する二つの美術を融合させたものであり、さらに「曼荼羅」の概念そのものを打ち破る全く新しいものなのだ。そもそも仏教の宇宙観を感得するために描かれた「曼荼羅」は、没個性・非世俗を徹した者が、我々人間を取り囲むこの世界を俯瞰して表したもの。しかし田内の「曼荼羅」は、その日の心境や天気、様々な背景を持つ人々との交流など、世俗の影響を受ける田内自身の内面に広がる小宇宙を表したもので、田内の内外界にある共存と対立、調和と拮抗の全てを飲み込みながら増殖し、一つの形に留まらず変容していく。そして不思議なことに、その個人的な「曼荼羅」が田内の元から離れて面に留められると、次は観る者(他者)の心に入り込んでその人にとっての小宇宙へと変容し、時に普遍的な宇宙観へと昇華していくのだ。その可変性が、人種も性別も宗教も越えた全ての人々に響く理由でもある。

岡本 梓(伊丹市立美術館 学芸員)




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