Morio Shinoda 篠田守男
4/20 - 5/31/2014
展覧会概要 *English Below
KOKI ARTS is proud to host Morio Shinoda's solo exhibition "WALL".
Morio Shinoda is a sculptor who achieved international acclaim with his sculptures having floating objects suspended in mid-air, causing a stir in the art scene. In 1966, he represented Japan at the Venice Biennale, and has been successful internationally ever since.
This exhibition will showcase new works that do not belong to the "Tension and Compression" series, which is Shinoda's lifework. The "WALL" series, unlike the sculptures that appear to control gravity with a sense of tenseness, seems as if it is in harmony with gravity. Besides from the new sculptures, prints depicting the sketches Shinoda has been drawing for each sculpture he had made since 1955 will be exhibited.
During the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th, 2011, my home was partly destroyed. I was away on a business trip. I was not able to return home for two months, and many lives were lost. This was due to the destroyed walls. I had once heard that Wall Street in NY once had real walls to protect the city. I wish to dedicate my works, which of course are progressions of what I have been creating up to this day, as a requiem for the terrible events that occurred around my birthday.