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#5 Japanese contemporary art history Who is the future Foujita ?

投稿日:2020-03-29 更新日:

5. Studio SHOKUDO, New York group / Yoshihiro Suda, Izuru Kasahara, Kento Koganezawa, Tatsuo Majima, Shimon Minamikawa

Source https://gallerytaga2.com/artists/kasahara-izuru


I introduce the history of Japanese art after the war in six groups of five.

First of all, there are many wonderful artists in Japan.

This time it may be full of dogmatic and prejudice by individual artists. I would like to give people inside and outside Japan a systematic explanation of Japanese contemporary art history in an easy-to-understand manner, so that I can convey the background of the cultural society that Japanese artist have followed since after the war.

Table of contents

1. GUTAI  : Specific method

Akira Kanayama, Kazuo Shiraga, Atsuko Tanaka, Sadamasa Motonaga, Jiro Yoshihara


Tatsuo Miyajima, On Kawara, Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadashi Kawamata

3.Super flat

Izumi Kato, Hideaki Kawashima, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito

4. Showa 40 Meeting, advertising media

Tomoko Konoike, Makoto Aida, Shinro Ohtake, Yuichi Higashionna, Masato Kobayashi

5. Studio SHOKUDO (cafeteria), New York group

Yoshihiro Suda, Ide Kasahara, Kento Koganezawa, Tatsuo Majima, Shimon Minamikawa

6. Nagoya dot, European group

Futo Akiyoshi, Go Watanabe, Michio Tokushige, Satoru Aoyama, Hideki Iinuma

Overall Summary

In particular, the artist introductions in the parts 5 and 6  that I personally became friends with. Some have forcibly selected five members in personal. There may be unnatural points, such as a person who is different from the original member joining the group members.

The point to summarize was to select artists who continued to create works with solid and originality.

This is because the contemporary art scene in Japan is thriving on conceptual discourses, relational arts,  social justice and anti-socialism, and there is not much respect for art that confronts works in the atelier.

Japanese contemporary art history #5

5. Studio SHOKUDO (cafeteria), New York group

Yoshihiro Suda, 

Source https://goolegleu.hatenablog.com/entry/Suda_Yoshihiro_Mite_Clematis?amp=1

The delicate and lifelike wooden sculptures he carves are placed in one corner of the museum. A unique world view is formed by the spatial display called installation. It is also a traditional Japanese flower-decorations like, with a museum as a vase, and a sense of Zen aesthetics that makes use of the margins like open space, which makes the global reputation unwavering.

Izuru Kasahara,

Source https://gallerytaga2.com/artists/kasahara-izuru

In the early 90s, when Japanese art was desperate to understand contemporary art, the studio SHOKUDO started its activities. It draws the attention of the times as an artist who sends a large message to society, centered on artists, making full use of media advertisement design. After that, he presented his works at international exhibitions and commercial galleries and still works on painting with humor. His work encloses two things in a one painting. The ideal real life,and the imagination painting of art history.

Kento Koganezawa,

Source https://www.kaat.jp/d/nakedtheatre

He flew out of the Japanese art world in the mid-1990s and studied abroad in Germany, where he had a gallery in Berlin from an early age and still energetically presents his work. The light touch of drawing with colored pencils has earned a worldwide reputation for its unique expression, using digital signage such as light bulbs and fluorescent lights as a canvas on space.

Tatsuo Majima,

Source https://www.taronasugallery.com/artists/tatsuo-majima/

Every art group needs an artist like him. The work is made up of his own body by posters and performances borrowed from something. He is a genius who logically constructs concepts, and he also dances every day on how to use the media to interact with society. It is a valuable artist who expresses irreversibility as art.

Minamikawa Shimon

Source https://contemporaryartdaily.com/tag/shimon-minamikawa/

None of the artists who went to New York in the late 90s had a more consistent expression in that world. Paintings drawn in neon colors are a characteristic of Japanese artists who have moved to New York. They must prove their identity in a melting pot of race. His expression in this hard situation is borne out of his attachment and love to the painting. There are many international fans in his light expression of paintings.

Part 5 Summary

The number of artists of this age is small. Because it is a generation of children of soldiers who died in the war. The only way for the artists to raise their voice from within Japan would be to create a group. This generation of artists attracts social attention by becoming a group. And they made up the transmission power. In that sense, the studio SHOKUDO is indispensable for the reinterpretation of Japanese art history to come. It may be difficult to find some common ground between the artists mentioned here and the artist returning from New York, but I think this generation of artist has a unique atmosphere.

Next >>>. 6. Nagoya dot, European group

Futo Akiyoshi, Go Watanabe, Michio Tokushige, Satoru Aoyama, Hideki Iinuma

Overall Summary


Japanese art galleries are sometimes they don’t have a stock place . So, If you want to see the real works of these artists before visiting Japan , please contact me on e-mail : info[at]hidekiiinuma.com Or hidekiiinuma[at]gmail.com

Hope , I will help you.

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