Susumu KOSHIMIZU “Kizahashi no Niwa”

Susumu KOSHIMIZU “Kizahashi no Niwa”

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art presents , Phase Lag Garden, as a one man show of Susumu KOSHIMIZU. This is the artist’s second solo show at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art. This time the show introduces KOSHIMIZU’s latest works inspired by the past works of his own.

Susumu KOSHIMIZU was born in Uwajima, Ehime in 1944. He has been a leading figure of Japanese contemporary art as one who represents an avande-garde movement called “Mono-ha (School of THings),” which appeared somewhere between late 1960s and the beginning of 70s. KOSHIMIZU has chosen various things such as wood, iron, stone, water, ceramic, Japanese paper, as materialsfor the artworks. He composes his works using several materials at a time, of which texutre and forms are different. When those things arejuxtaposed by the artist, the work exhibits us the various phases those materials have. KOSHIMIZU always pays attention to the essense of things themselves or borders, or gradation of such borders, or wherever the space such things are presented.

This show will realise the recomposition of the artist’s past art works, (1969) and < a set of two> (1977). What would we see there when the artist transfigures the gallery space with his idea inspired by the old artworks.

【Selected solo Exhibitions】
1981Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo to celebrate 10th Denchu Hirakushi Prize
1992Sculptor 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
2010Retirement commemoration exhibition ”gravity / mass / work” , Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
2010“Snow departs from snow” (Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo)
2013"Susumu Koshimizu," Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan
2013Blum&Poe, Los Angels, CA, USA
2015Kizahashi no Niwa, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan
2016Blum&Poe, Los Angels, Tokyo, Japan
2018“The Moment of Vision, Body and Matter,” Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan.
2019MONO-HA | About The Moment Of Relation Between Eye, Hand And Matter, Aki Gakkery, Taipei
2021“Perpendicular Line”, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo, Japan.

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2016Art Basel Hong Kong
2017"When Attitudes Become Form: Japanese Art of the 1970s through the Photography of Anzaï Shigeo," The National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan
2020Taipei Dangdai Art&Ideas Gallery Yamaki Fine Art Booth, Taipei, Taiwan
2020“PolyChord Susumu KOSHIMIZU and Noriyuki HARAGUCHI”, Asia Art Center Shanghai, China
2020“Great Artists in Takarazuka”, Takarazuka Arts Center, Takarazuka, Japan
2020“Collection: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Japan”, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2021“Collection 1: 1968: In Search of a New Paradigm”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2021“Collection Exhibition in 2021”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2021“Contemporary Kyoto Art 2021 - Non and Anima II" Ryosokuin, The Terminal Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2021“Mountains Carrying Suns”, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
2022“Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK)” Kyoto International Conference Center Event Hall, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art Booth, Kyoto, Japan
2022“Study:Osaka Kansai International Art Festival / Art Fair 2022” Grand Front Osaka, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art Booth, Osaka, Japan

1972The 2nd Suma Palace Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition / Ube Sculpture Museum Award
1980The 11th Nakahara Teijirou Award
1981The 10th Hirakushi Denchu Award
1983New Generation of Contemporary Art, Okada Foundation Award
1985The 11th Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Award
1987The 11th Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition / Mainichi Newspapers Award
1988Showa 62, Art Encouragement, Minister of Culture Award
1989The 2nd Kyoto Art and Culture Award
1999Kyoto Award for distinguished cultural service
2004The 2nd Enku Award
2007A Purple Ribbon Medal
【Artist Information】
SessionSat. Apr 11, 2015 - Sat. May 9, 2015 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 [-17:00 on the last day]
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL:
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)