Carlos Runcie Tanaka

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CRAB MAN
Stoneware ceramic, 1,250° C, metal, mirror. 1997. 23 x 23 x 20 cm
CRAB MAN CRAB SPHERE WITH SEASHELLS TIME WITHOUT TIME SPHERE WITH WRITING PLATE WITH WRITING/POEM FULLING MILL WITH WRITING/POEM CARVED SQUARE PLATE CARVED SQUARE PLATE OVOID OVOID MINE WATER FULLING MILL WATER FULLING MILL CRAB SPHERE CRAB CRAB SPHERE WITH FACES (CLOUD) SOLAR FIGURE CLOUD CLOUD STELE BLACK SPHERE SQUARE PLATE WITH WRITING NO TITLE (HEART)

As an exhibition space of connection and promotion of the Peruvian and Latin American visual arts, through programs of participation, expositions and collaboration, the gallery Enlace Arte Contomperáno has opened the space Carlos Runcie Tanaka (CRT), a way to offer and bring near in a special way the work of this important national creator. Carlos Runcie is one of the most representative and outstanding artists inside the contemporary arts. After studying philosophy, the artist dedicated to ceramic works, studying in Peru, Brazil, Italy and Japan. He had solo exhibits in Latin America, United States and Italy, he has represented Peru in very important contemporary art exhibitions such as the Fourth and Fifth Biennale of La Habana (1991 y 1994), the I, II, IV y V Biennale Barro de América, Caracas, Venezuela (1992, 1995, 2001, 2004); the Biennale de Sao Paulo – Valencia Encuentro Dos Mares, Valencia y Sagunto, Spain (2007) and the Primera Trienal de Chile (2009). The space CRT constitutes a brief essential route through some of the series of Runcie’s artistic and creative development in ceramic category, in which Runcie searches the material possibilities in deep ways that are manifested in inexhaustible links and quibbling, rebasing the frontiers to new expressive connotations, Since 1987 his art is been nourished by interests in Biology Sciences, archeology and geology. In the middle of the eighties, the artist’s interest for installation expanded his own task. The CRT space in Enlace Arte Contemporáneo allows knowing and inquiring more deeply into the work of the artist through periodical expositive variations in time. “ The progress or the historical becoming of art or arts development, in general, go against its condition of object with a finality, we are talking about ceramic productions, nevertheless, this doesn’t prevent, in our case, the admiration or initial surprising and later the oncoming and reflection, the comprehension of the importance and meaning of its relation with the shape, the shape is associated with the interior, with the middle, understanding that his work is, in this case, not only its exterior shape, its utility or its “body. The work has a beginning and an end, that is why it is an object, however we also feel that Tanaka´s work has a different sense, a soul, an endless sensibility, it wakes a complex plot of significations. The soul or the essence of this kind of work, is not only a shape, a body. They dispose to that other level and finality without an end in themselves and for themselves.” Roberto Ascóniga. The space Carlos Runcie Can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 11:00am to 8.00pm.