ARTIST INFO

Nobuko WATANABE

Nobuko Watanabe (1948-) is an artist based in Osaka and Germany. She started her artist career as a musician. Encountering the members of Gutai Art Association led her to create artworks. Shaping fabrics over a strecther with a gun tacker, she has been creating and exhibiting sculptural forms since 1997 both in Japan and Germany, and in the recent 10 years we may witness her comprehensice works coming to maturity. By stretching the fabric intensely, the frame is shaped into squares and triangles, creating valleys and cruves which cast shadows. Adjoining several fabrics painted with stripes of blue and green, she creates a unique composition. The structures are simple, however, the contrasting colors of the fabrics and the compositions bring tension into the space and let us explore forms and textures.

Works

  • Title
    Green and Olivegreen and White
    Size
    140×120×10cm
    Year
    2008
    Medium
    wood, cloth
  • Title
    Green and Olivegreen and White
    Size
    140×120×10cm
    Year
    2008
    Medium
    wood, cloth

CV

1948
Born in Tokyo
1971
Graduated from Soai Women's University with BA in piano performance
1994
The 47 th Ashiya City Exhibition and awarded the prize of Ashiya City Museum of art and history
1997
Awarded the Wxcellent Prize, ABC Art Competition
1999
Won the grand prix for the 10 th Yoshihara Jiro Prize Competition