Hiroshi Sugito “frontispiece and end leaf”
[Image: ©Hiroshi Sugito photo by Sayoko Chiba]
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In recent years Hiroshi Sugito has held many museum solo exhibitions, and has further continued to widen his platform of presentation. In 2015 he held the solo exhibitions “prime and foundation” at the Miyagi Museum of Art and “frame and refrain” Bernard Buffet Museum in Shizuoka; in 2016, “particles and release” at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, and this year, from July 25th, “module or lacuna” at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Now more than ever, Sugito has become recognized as one of the most important artists in contemporary Japanese art. This exhibition is his first in six years at Tomio Koyama Gallery and will be held concurrently with his solo exhibition, ”module and lacuna,” at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, with a focus on viewing walls, inspired by terms in bookbinding.
Sugito spent his early years from the age of four to fourteen in New York. After returning to Japan he was attracted by the delicate lines and beautiful colors of traditional Japanese painting, and studied Japanese Painting at Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts. He began presenting paintings in the field of contemporary art in the 1990s. Moving back and forth between abstraction and figuration, he has depicted geometrical forms including dots, lines, triangles, square and ellipses, and rhythms of fresh and vivid colors on the pictorial plane, and has created unique, illusionistic worlds of painting wherein each motif influences and merges into each other while preserving a descriptive quality.
Sugito’s work and its worldview remind viewers that the world is not composed of one single direction or perspective, but of many angles; it keeps continuously changing and re-linking, and is multifaceted. At the same time, his work offers the pure pleasure and joy of viewing paintings, as well as the opportunity to savour a liberation from conventional ways of thinking, in the creation of new powers of the imagination. Sugito continues his explorations of expressing the world perceived and experienced by himself. His experiments in expressions beyond preconceived ideas will be further continued in order to depict the fluidity of the ever-changing world.
from 8月 05, 2017 to 9月 02, 2017
Opening Reception on 2017-08-05 from 18:00 to 20:00