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KENJI MISAWA
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 145.5x145.5cm -06
KENJI MISAWA Exhibition
Soft Painting
< Material Beyond Time and Space>
Wed, 11 May - Sat, 28 May 2016

@ TAIMEI Gallery



Open everday on term of the Exhibition
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10:00 - 19:00 (Sat , Sun 11:00 - 17:00)

Kenji Misawa creates his works by a method in which he piles silicone resin on to a base surface painted with oil paints as traces of acts.
This is a solo exhibition of an artist who says, “The life of a work of art comes to dwell there when it is seen by its viewers.”

Exhibition Works -1

三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 162.1x130.3cm -01 oil, silicone resin on canvas 162.1x130.3cm -02
三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 130.3x162.1cm -05 oil, silicone resin on canvas 130.3x162.1cm -03
三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 162.1x130.3cm -04 oil, silicone resin on canvas 145.5x112.1cm -08
三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 116.7x116.7cm -10 oil, silicone resin on canvas 72.7x72.7cm -18
三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 112.1x145.5cm -07 oil, silicone resin on canvas 90.9x116.7cm -12
三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 90.9x116.7cm -13 oil, silicone resin on canvas 90.9x72.7cm -15
三澤憲司
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三澤憲司
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oil, silicone resin on canvas 60.6x72.7cm -20 oil, silicone resin on canvas 72.7x60.6cm -19

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1945 Born in Shinshu Shimmachi, Nagano City, Nagano.
1968 Graduated Tama Art University in oil painting (under Prof. Yoshishige Saito).
1969 Took Grand Prize at the 1st International Exhibition of Modern Sculpture (Hakone Open-Air Museum).
1970 Visited 23 countries in one year before returning to Japan.
1983 Took the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Prize at the 16th Modern Art Exhibition. Exhibited 7 works with a total weight of over 45 tons on a hillside for "All-Over Work Utsukushigahara" part of the 3rd Henry Moore Prize Exhibition, taking the Utsukushigahara Open-Air Museum Prize, and marking the start of his work on giant rocks.
1984 Worked in Isamu Noguchi's studio in the Overseas Study Program for Artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Completed the sculpture garden at the Iwaki City Art Museum, and the pond monument in Shakujii Park.
1986 Invited as guest artist by Harvard University, held Solo Exhibition at the Carpenter Center there.
Exhibited in a group show at the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York, attracting the attention of a curator of the Chrysler Museum of Art, which purchased his works for its collection.
1990 Giant stone monuments at the Enshunada Coastal Park (55 tons), and Itopia Kobe Kitamachi Sculpture Park (granite, 120 tons).
Chain monument for Nomura Real Estate in the Yokohama Business Park.
Began work in spatial compositions, seeking the harmony of different materials such as stone and metal, or natural and artificial.
He created new works of three-dimensional art while also developing new interpretations of traditional Japanese spatial aesthetics in the form of garden and environmental design and monuments.
1993 Lake Biwa Commemorative Park (Encounter Plaza), breakwater, 35-hectare walking path, and wharf.
In recent years he has been active in projects involving the earth, including overall production of projects for lakes, dams, and river waterfront redevelopment.
1996 Stainless steel monument commemorating the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the City of Fukuyama. (30 meters high)
1998 Solo exhibition at the Fukuyama Museum of Art (Fukuyama, Hirosima pref).
2008 and 2012 Exhibition at the Domani Exhibition, and the Travel Exhibition, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Overseas Study Program for Artista of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, at the National Art Center (Roppongi, Tokyo).
2014 "Connecting Heaven" and Earth", a chain monument (7.5 meters high), and "Birth" (marble), both for the OSG Corporation (Toyokawa, Aichi pref)
2015 "Rainbow Bridge", a chain monument (10 meters high and 10 meters wide) for the OSG Cor-poration.
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