Shota Kotake

Shota Kotake was born in Niigata, Japan 1988 and is currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Lithuanians were able to see his work in Vilnius at Now Japan festival 2016 and this will be his first visit to Kaunas.

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2000th self-portrait in Manga style
Ryuichi Hoshino, Hitoshi Hirano style

 

Artist Statement

Version 2.0 (January 2017)

1. Art for people, not “art for art’s sake” shite
2. Art for the society I live in (currently Ireland)
3. I’m having my fun and that’s all that matters

 

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Now Japan 2016 – Vilnius, Lithuania, featuring Toshiro Mifune and Gojira

‘This is actually my first ever official artist residency and that’s why I’m doing a short stay next week to get to know the area, breath in the air and explore around first. Pay attention to the details, document the moments (I’m into analog photography and this may take part for the final outcome), and most of all enjoy the stay. Then I will have a couple of weeks to develop ideas before the long residency, so hopefully I can do something meaningful to myself and Silainiai.’  4/9/2017

Shota Kotake will be resident in Šilainiai 14-17 September and in 2-18 October 2017.

Meeting with the artist at Šilainiai library (Baltų pr. 81, Kaunas) – 16 October 18:00.

 

 

Šilainiai Project 2017 Artist residencies are partly financed by Lithuanian Culture Council.

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Remember River Boyne, print on canvas, 2014

All artworks ©Shota Kotake

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