gaby taplick



Exhibition period: May - August, 2020.

Permanent installations on-site. 


                                   Gaby Taplick, Samidare, 2020

Graffiti on One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets  

Spring in Arao

The scenery around me changes with the seasons. I found these changes reflected in the textiles and patterns I found at the second hand shops.  The old discarded things change shape. And a new purpose is born.

                                                                                                -- Gaby Taplick

           Gaby Taplick made her way to motomoto in February of 2020. In the early stages of our residency, Taplick is a key artist who left her impression on the founding year of the motomoto and on the residency itself.  

            Taplick's residency began with finding the sources for the broad array of works she produced during her three month stay.  This search brought her to various locations throughout the Arao area, from bay areas to local second hand shops.  The artist was inspired by the patterns that came out of the old, forgotten things, and she hoped to give them a new life in the gallery. 

         Taplick conducted all of her research in the first half of the residency, then kept working through to her opening in May. Though the showings of her works were limited during the 2020 season, they are available now online and some works remain on-site as permanent installations. Weather permitting, you are welcome to enjoy the works on permanent display on our rooftop while enjoying a cup of tea. 


Gaby Taplick, Utsukushi ga kuru, 2020.

Kimono textile. Installation.


          Gaby Taplick, Strandscherben, 2020.

                                  Mixed media.

                                                                   Gaby Taplick,Untitled. 2020.

        .                                                                                 Mixed media 


Exhibition View. Obebemono.

Gaby Taplick, 2020.


  Joanna Schulte, Gaby Taplick, and Meike Zopf. Zurück - Shikyu. 2020.

        .                                                        NOMDEPLUM. Mixed media. 

NOMDEPLUM is a group name used among Joanna Schulte, Gaby Taplick and Meike Zopf for their collaborative works. Originally French, nomdeplum means pen name. Their collaborative works are largely inspired by the concept of community drawing. One person begins the piece, passing it onto the next who adds to it another layer. The work is completed by the final person. In this way, the resulting piece is both a work shaped by the individual and also completely interdependent and balanced by inspiration from the others.