Taro Izumi

  • Taro Izumi was born in 1976 in Nara (Japan). He lives and works in Tokyo. Taro Izumi combines absurd and physical experiences in his videos, creating funny and touching optical illusions. Always using raw materials and daily objects, he transports us into his burlesque and chaotic world where the videos shot in private by the artist are integrated in big installations. His world is childlike, tinted with irony and organized by absurd game rules that he follows obstinately. So as to stress the intimate relation between the action and the place, he documents his performances with fragmented videos where images and sounds are treated like purely sensorial information. Bringing to light the absurdity of daily life, each film expresses the desperate but funny mental state of a person pushing away his boredom and desperation by continuously inventing games. Some implicit references to the events of March 11, 2011 can be observed but the artist never imposes his point of view, which remains modest, open, leaving his public free to interpret.

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Taro Izumi was born in 1976 in Nara (Japan). He lives and works in Tokyo.
Taro Izumi combines absurd and physical experiences in his videos, creating funny and touching optical illusions. Always using raw materials and daily objects, he transports us into his burlesque and chaotic world where the videos shot in private by the artist are integrated in big installations.
His world is childlike, tinted with irony and organized by absurd game rules that he follows obstinately. So as to stress the intimate relation between the action and the place, he documents his performances with fragmented videos where images and sounds are treated like purely sensorial information. Bringing to light the absurdity of daily life, each film expresses the desperate but funny mental state of a person pushing away his boredom and desperation by continuously inventing games. Some implicit references to the events of March 11, 2011 can be observed but the artist never imposes his point of view, which remains modest, open, leaving his public free to interpret.