2018/3/9(Fri) ~ 2018/03/20(Tue) 15:00~23:00

タイトル:The Great Waves off Shinagawa

サブタイトル:Destructive, distortive, transformative, constructive.

期間:2018年3月9日(金曜日) 〜 2018年3月20日(火曜日) 15:00~23:00








「The Great Waves」は、自己同一性に影響を与える波の力を描写しようとするために、多数のレイヤーで作られたテクスチャーの上に「波」のテクスチャーを追加したアブストラクト絵のシリーズである。」



Zac Mehdid(ザック・メディッド)は 25歳のアルジェリア系フランス人のアーティスト。現在は日本で活躍している。


















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Title: The Great Waves off Shinagawa

Subtitle: Destructive, distortive, transformative, constructive.

Duration: 2018/3/9(Fri) ~ 2018/03/20(Tue) 15:00~23:00

Admission fee: Free



In his recent work, Zac looks at identity as an abstract texture formed by an endless process where experiences continuously transform the existing surface by juxtaposing on each other. Each time a new experience is ‘absorbed’ into the existing texture, it takes a new appearance, which we inaccurately try to define. Indeed, it is simply a sum of abstract layers and therefore cannot be defined but only felt.


For this exhibition, the artist focuses on the impact of waves on identity.


‘In Japan, waves have significant importance in the building of the country’s identity.

From Hokusai’s famous painting to ripples in temples’ ponds, the Kamikaze typhoon, or the 2011 tsunami; waves have protected, destroyed, and shaped Japan.


“The Great Waves off Shinagawa” are a series of abstract paintings each made of many layers coated with wave-like surface on top, aiming to depict the impact of waves on the existing textures of the paintings.’


[Artist information]

Zac is a 25 year-old French artist of Algerian descent. He currently lives and works in Japan.


[Artist Statement]

When we behave in a way that doesn’t match the idea one has of who we are, we usually get told something like ‘I don’t recognise you’, ‘this isn’t like you’, or even ‘this isn’t you.’

So who are we then?

Zac’s work explores the multiplicity and contradictions of the self in order to shed light on the barriers of the definition of ‘identity.’


[Official website]



[Space info]

ARTnSHELTER is a creative co-op where cultures meet and creative minds gather. This space is not only a hostel but a place to create, inspire, and experience the lesser known side of Tokyo. Our bar and café is the perfect place to relax, meet fellow travellers and ask us all the questions you may have about Tokyo city and its surrounding areas.  We strive to be a creative hub where international and local artists gather to exchange ideas, develop their talents and showcase their works in our exhibition space.  You can even try your hand at design in our fabrication lab. If you are passionate about art, or would like to explore your creativity, you have found the right place.



Address: 1-19-10 Higashioi Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3765-2288

Email: info@artnshelter.com

Website: http://artnshelter.com

Representative: Kohei Kanomata