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  • “Every single pine needle, every grain of sand at the beach, every fog in the dark woods…”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 82 7/10 × 82 7/10 × 2 4/5 in, 210 × 210 × 7 cm

  • “‘Who is it, and what have you come here for.’ The mountain stream water slipping quietly through the mossy crag was always cool and clear,…”, 2016, Acrylic paint on canvas, 82 7/10 × 79 3/10 × 2 4/5 in, 210 × 201.5 × 7 cm

  • “I suspect you will dry out this water, or otherwise drink it down. But the water will absolutely not perish. The water simply changed form and moved on…”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 82 7/10 × 102 2/5 × 2 4/5 in, 210 × 260 × 7 cm

  • “Broom of empty space/ Aufheben”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with wooden frame, 9 4/5 × 7 1/10 × 1 1/5 in, 25 × 18 × 3 cm

  • “I suspect you will dry out this water, or otherwise drink it down. But the water will absolutely not perish. The water simply changed form and moved on…” & “Broom of empty space/ Aufheben”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 82 7/10 × 102 2/5 × 2 4/5 in, 210 × 260 × 7 cm, 9 4/5 × 7 1/10 × 1 1/5 in, 25 × 18 × 3 cm

  • “Logos / Beat ice in the quest for fire, point to heaven to receive fish”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with wooden frame

  • “Ten figures borne from the navel / Vishnu”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with wooden frame

  • “Tieholtsodi ’s back / Moon and sun still in the swamp”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with wooden frame

  • “Land of Po pay / Old man’s clay”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with wooden frame, 8 7/10 × 11 3/5 × 2 3/5 in, 22 × 29.5 × 6.5 cm

  • “Nestle in the mistletoe (your first shave)”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas with wooden frame, 7 1/10 × 9 4/5 in, 18 × 25 cm

Profile

  Kenjiro Okazaki was born in 1955 in Tokyo.
Since his participation in the Paris Biennale in 1982, he has shown his works at varied international exhibitions.
Okazaki has developed his cutting-edge artistic activities spanning over designing landscapes
e.g. Haizuka Earthworks Projects and Nakatsukuni Park, exhibiting his work at “Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky”
(Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1994-1995) and participating in the Venice Biennale
as the director of the Japanese pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition (2002), collaborating with a contemporary
dancer Trisha Brown in 2007. At the collection exhibition of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2009-2010),
where Okazaki was specially featured, he exhibited the wide variety of his work from sculpture works in 1980s
to then latest paintings. He represented mainly then latest sculpture and tile works at “Articulating Form” (BankART1929, 2014).

Awards

2014 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)
2007 "I love my robots", a dance work co-created with the Trisha Brown Dance Company,
grant from Japan Foundation and Asian Cultural Council
1992 Triangle Artists’ Workshop (Pine Plains, New York), grant from Japan Foundation
1986 Grant from Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to study in New York

Solo Exhibitions

2017 “’Things’ never die. It only changes its form.”, A-things, Tokyo
2016 Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2016 nantenshi gallery, Tokyo
2016 “POST/UMUM=OCT/OPUS”, Kazenosawa Museum, Miyazaki, Japan

Group Exhibition

2015 “An Art Exhibition for Children: Whose place is this?”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo , Tokyo
2015 Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2014 “Articulating Form”, BankART1929, Kanagawa, Japan

Publication

2014 "Renaissance: Condition of Experience," Bungeishunju Ltd.
2004 "Little Lellolello," Shogakukan Inc.
2004 "Popahhpe Popipappu," Crayon House

Collection

  Agency for Cultural Affairs
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Chiba City Museum of Art
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Iwaki City Art Museum
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Mitaka City Arts Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
National Museum of Art, Osaka
National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo
Ohara Museum of Art
Oita Art Museum
Okazaki City Mindscape Museum
Osaka City Museum of Modern Art
Setagaya Art Museum
Sezon Museum of Modern Art
Taguchi Art Collection
Takahashi Collection
Takamatsu City Museum of Art
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
 
 
Faret Tachikawa(Tachikawa City)
Fukuyama City
Hiroshima Prefectural Women's University
Yumeooka Art Project(Yokohama City)

Others

Profile

  Kenjiro Okazaki was born in 1955 in Tokyo.
Since his participation in the Paris Biennale in 1982, he has shown his works at varied international exhibitions.
Okazaki has developed his cutting-edge artistic activities spanning over designing landscapes
e.g. Haizuka Earthworks Projects and Nakatsukuni Park, exhibiting his work at “Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky”
(Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1994-1995) and participating in the Venice Biennale
as the director of the Japanese pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition (2002), collaborating with a contemporary
dancer Trisha Brown in 2007. At the collection exhibition of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2009-2010),
where Okazaki was specially featured, he exhibited the wide variety of his work from sculpture works in 1980s
to then latest paintings. He represented mainly then latest sculpture and tile works at “Articulating Form” (BankART1929, 2014).

Awards

2014 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)
2007 "I love my robots", a dance work co-created with the Trisha Brown Dance Company,
grant from Japan Foundation and Asian Cultural Council
1992 Triangle Artists’ Workshop (Pine Plains, New York), grant from Japan Foundation
1986 Grant from Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to study in New York

Solo Exhibitions

2017 “’Things’ never die. It only changes its form.”, A-things, Tokyo
2016 Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2016 nantenshi gallery, Tokyo
2016 “POST/UMUM=OCT/OPUS”, Kazenosawa Museum, Miyazaki, Japan

Group Exhibition

2015 “An Art Exhibition for Children: Whose place is this?”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo , Tokyo
2015 Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2014 “Articulating Form”, BankART1929, Kanagawa, Japan

Publication

2014 "Renaissance: Condition of Experience," Bungeishunju Ltd.
2004 "Little Lellolello," Shogakukan Inc.
2004 "Popahhpe Popipappu," Crayon House

Collection

  Agency for Cultural Affairs
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Chiba City Museum of Art
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Iwaki City Art Museum
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Mitaka City Arts Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
National Museum of Art, Osaka
National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo
Ohara Museum of Art
Oita Art Museum
Okazaki City Mindscape Museum
Osaka City Museum of Modern Art
Setagaya Art Museum
Sezon Museum of Modern Art
Taguchi Art Collection
Takahashi Collection
Takamatsu City Museum of Art
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
 
 
Faret Tachikawa(Tachikawa City)
Fukuyama City
Hiroshima Prefectural Women's University
Yumeooka Art Project(Yokohama City)

Others

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