いのちの容れもの

Artist's Statement

My work can be compared to the plant’s life.

Just like sprouting form the seed, my work grows extending its roots into the specific site.
Accepting the local nature and the passage of time, it eventually decays and returns to earth.
This is reality, not tragedy.

My intention is to highlight my own attitude towards epemerarity.
Since I realized undeniable aesthetic value in the decaying process,
I have been searching for the unique value in ephemerarity.

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    Education

    1957.11.7 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    1984.3 Graduated from Nihon University (Sculpture)
    1982.3 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University (Sculpture)

    Significant Abroad Exhibitions

    2017.6 European Capital of Culture 2017 official project [Euphoria Revised]
    Pafos, CYPRUS
    2016.6 [Festival of Land, Arts, and Creativity]
    Yi-Lan, TAIWAN
    2015.11 [Sculpsit]
    Moedling, AUSTRIA
    2014.9 European Capital of Culture 2014 official project [Survival Kit UMEÅ]
    UMEÅ, SWEDEN
    2014.6 [Ikebana and Contemporary Plant Art]
    Uppsala Unversity botanical garden, Uppsala, SWEDEN
    2013.10 Symposium [Naori Eco-art Festival]
    Naori, Tae-an, Chungchong Nam-Do KOREA
    2013.6 Symposium [Artfarm Pilastro]
    Bonavigo, VR, ITALY
    2013.1 Joint exhibition with Valentin Oman
    Galerie 3 Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA
    2012.8 International Guest Atelier Malta Tor (Gmuend in Kaernten, AUSTRIA)
    International residency program
    2012.6 Kunst in Der Natur (Gars am Kamp, AUSTRIA)
    2011.8 Kunst in der Landschaft 9 (Prigglitz, AUSTRIA)
    2010.9 Clay and Straw Project (Uppsala, SWEDEN)
    2010.6 Kunst in der Landschaft 8 (prigglitz, AUSTRIA)
    2010.2 Baggat International Open-air Exhibition (Gyeonggi-do, SOUTH KOREA)
    2009.8 Kunst in Der Natur (Gars am Kamp, AUSTRIA)
    2009.4 Festival of the Wind 2009(Esperance, WESTREN AUSTRALIA)
    workshop "Creating Environmental Art" for children to adults
    2008.10 Perthshire Visual Arts Forum (Perthshire, SCOTLSND)
    workshops "Drawing on Fabric to Make a Wrapping Cloth" for children to adults
    Artist's Talk
    2008.10 solo exhibition (Gallery 1 Uppdsla, SWEDEN)
    Artist's Talk
    2007.5 2 Japanese Artists Exhibition (Gallery 1 Uppsala, SWEDWEN)
    2006.6 Open-air exhibition (BHH Museum Uppsala, SWEDEN)
    2006.6 Japan Meets Linaeus open-air exhibition (Uppsala,SWEDEN)
    1987.6 Joint exhibition (Gao-shun, TAIWAN)

    Significant Domestic Exhibitions

    2015.11 Power of Forests 8 (Kushimoto, Wakayama)
    2015.7-10 Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2015 (Niigata city, Niigata)
    2013.11.26-2014.1.5 Output//Itabashi//2013 (Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo)
    2013.6.8-6.15 Ocean of Course (Yotsuya Ramp gallery, Tokyo)
    2008.8 Kawagoe Live Art (Kawagoe, Saitama)
    2007.11 Abiko International Open-air Exhibition (Abiko, Chiba)
    2006.9 International Open-air Expression in Hiki (Hiki, Saitama)
    2005.12 Sweden-Japan Exchange Program Exhibition (Bumpo-do Gallery, Tokyo)
    2004.9 International Open-air Expression in Hiki (Hiki, Saitama)
    2003.9 International Open-air Expression in Hiki (Hiki, Saitama)
    1999.10 solo exhibition (Ai Gallery, Kyobashi, Tokyo)
    1997.3 solo exhibition (Ai Gallery, Kyobashi, Tokyo)
    1996.4 solo exhibition (Ai Gallery, Kyobashi, Tokyo)
    1991.11 solo exhibition (Gallery Furukawa, Ginza, Tokyo)
    1988.7 solo exhibition (Maki Gallery, kanda, Tokyo)