Ryogoku

Hisao Suzuki

Clouds -Original drawing for woodcut and Sculpture-

 

December 14 (Sat), 2019 - January 18 (Sat), 2020

Winter holiday : December 29 (Sun), 2019 - January 6 (Mon), 2020

Reception for the Artist :  October 5 (Sat) 6pm - 8pm

Open : Tuesday - Saturday  11am - 7pm

Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holiday

GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku is pleased to represent a solo exhibition entitled Clouds –Original drawings for woodcut prints and sculpture- by Hisao Suzuki from December 14th trough January 18th. 

His sculptures incorporate material conditions such as stone, iron and stainless steel, as well as nature condition such as alteration and weathering of the materials during the processing. In last exhibition, Suzuki focused on “distance and space”, “actual size of objects”, and “time” that seems to conflict with the static sculpture of “speed” included in production time. Titled the series as “Shape-type Distance”, he has worked on the theme in the perspective of exploring the fundamental possibilities of the sculptures.  

In this exhibition, Suzuki will show the drawings themed “cloud” that is an intangible motif for sculpture. As one of the answers for it, he also exhibits sculptures that cut out and layer the old art book papers.

The drawing for the sculptor has the element of layout for his sculptures, but the drawings for prints works have completely different elements and consciousness. Sometimes, the both type of drawings includes in the element of paintings beyond his intentions. 

Getting the idea of motif, Cloud, Suzuki choose the paper that is closest material with cloud in term of plasticity and lightness, and tries to grab elusive things. He has made works that use relatively hard and heavy materials such as tone and iron, but do not feel the weight. The sensitivity applies for his latest sculptures with papers. Even though Suzuki’s career enters his twilight years, he continues to challenge new things without changing the sprit of exploration.

 

Hisao Suzuki was born in 1946 in Shizuoka Prefecture. After graduating from Musashino Art University in 1970, participated in the Yugoslavia International Sculpture Symposium (stone carving, now in the city of Portorose, Slovenia) in 1971. Presented at outdoor exhibitions in the 1970s and 1980s such as the Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition (Ube) and the Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition (Migahara Kogen Museum of Art) and won the award. After that, it developed into a sculpture by forging and welding of iron and stainless steel. In 2007, he won the 35th Nakahara Teijiro Prize for the sculpture by forging and welding of stainless steel “Distance -Irish Sky”. His works are in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, the Ohara Museum of Art, and many other museums.

Artist Comment

“Cloud” is one of the attractive sculpture motifs, but it was impossible to realize it even though I envisioned how I could carve stones and woods to the cloud or forge it into metal sculpture.  

 Clouds are logical in their creation and are nothing but a structure with structure. The most impressive sculpture is the lightness that floats in the sky. Furthermore, the speed at which they are instantly generated, transformed, and vanished makes the space dramatic.

I would like to say the exhibition is the “cloud sculpture on paper”. The result of exploring the appearance of the gathering and diffusion of air currents, water droplets, and ice droplets in a limited atmosphere layer of about 15 km above the earth make this exhibition. 

 Depicting various clouds, the flat surface as a screen inevitably started asserting to me, and it collide with the cloud shape as the sculpture I envisioned. Surfaces with lines or collections of lines that imply shapes that cannot be made into sculptures appear on the screen, and remain as they are. Lines and surfaces that show sculpture are mixed with lines and surfaces that can only be flat surfaces. The reason why I show “cloud” sculptures with the original “Clouds” drawing for woodcut prints in this exhibition is because the sculpture derived from the interaction with the drawings.

Hisao Suzuki, 2019

Hisao Suzuki

“ Cumulonimbus 6”

2019

Pen on paper

42.0 x 29.7cm

©Hisao Suzuki

Hisao Suzuki

“ Cirrocumulus 1”

2019

Pen on paper

29.7 x 42.0cm

©Hisao Suzuki

Hisao Suzuki

“Broken clouds 1”

2019

Art book used paper, coloring

h.18 × w.24 × d.8cm

©Hisao Suzuki

Hisao Suzuki

“Broken clouds 2”

2019

Art book used paper, coloring

h.26 × w.23 × d.11cm

©Hisao Suzuki

Hisao Suzuki

"Broken clouds 3”

2019

Art book used paper, coloring

h.24 × w.21 × d.10cm

©Hisao Suzuki

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