ARTIST INFO

Susumu KOSHIMIZU

Susumu KOSHIMIZU (1944- ) is one of the representative artists of Mono-ha , a significant movement appeared in late 60’s and 70’s Japan. Koshimizu made his works by minimally intervening with materials; wood, iron, stone, Japanese paper, all exist in our ordinary lives. By presenting ordinary “things” just as they are in extraordinary circumstances, he is able to strip away preexisting concepts related to their materials and access a new world within them.

Mono-ha also changed the framework of art tradition where there had always been the only one art work as objective expression. The influence to succeeding generation has been big and Koshimizu’s works have always been referred to.

Works

  • Title
    Relief, Line- horizon
    Size
    72.6×75cm
    Year
    2015
    Medium
    plywood, paper, pastel, wire
  • Title
    From Surface to Surface- canvas
    Size
    each 84×72cm
    Year
    1973
    Medium
    canvas, wooden frame
  • Title
    a tetrahedron- Cast Iron
    Size
    87×75×74cm
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    iron
  • Title
    Relief '91-21
    Size
    150×121×7cm
    Year
    1991
    Medium
    hazel plywood, pigment
  • Title
    Chesnut and Tricolor
    Size
    each 210×30×7.5cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    chestnut, pigment
  • Title
    Relief, Line- horizon
    Size
    72.6×75cm
    Year
    2015
    Medium
    plywood, paper, pastel, wire
  • Title
    From Surface to Surface- canvas
    Size
    each 84×72cm
    Year
    1973
    Medium
    canvas, wooden frame
  • Title
    a tetrahedron- Cast Iron
    Size
    87×75×74cm
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    iron
  • Title
    Relief '91-21
    Size
    150×121×7cm
    Year
    1991
    Medium
    hazel plywood, pigment
  • Title
    Chesnut and Tricolor
    Size
    each 210×30×7.5cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    chestnut, pigment

CV

1944
Born in Uwajima, Ehime, Japan
1966
Graduated from Tama Art University
1974
Moved to Kansai region
2011
Inaugurated as president of Takarazuka University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1981
Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo to celebrate 10th Denchu Hirakushi Prize
1992
Sculptor of Today, of a Culture” The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Ehime Prefectual Museum of Art, Ehime
1993
“Susumu Koshimizu” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
2005
“Susumu Koshimizu,” Kuma Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan
2010
Retirement commemoration exhibition ”gravity / mass / work” , Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
“Snow departs from snow” (Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo)
2013
"Susumu Koshimizu," Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan
Blum&Poe, Los Angels, CA, USA