THE CLUB is pleased to announce “Released Existence on Edges” a solo exhibition by Kishio Suga, one of the leading members of the Mono-ha art movement. This exhibition is held as a retrospective, with the artist's works ranging from the 1980s to 2016. Suga's work freely employs various materials (“mono”) by which he creates a space (“ku-kan”) that interacts with the presence of those materials.
Suga's lifelong interest in nature arises from having spent long periods observing the wilderness from an early age. This is made evident by his frequent use of natural, mostly unprocessed materials such as wood and stone. However, this exhibition pays special attention to "metal" which is man-made materials, such as copper and aluminum. What come to the surface here are the new harmonious relations between different materials (“mono”), as well as the relation between those materials (“mono”) and the space (“ku-kan”). When asked about his own work, Suga often states “my work demonstrates that 'humans' and 'things' are equally valuable.” In joining materials found in nature with man-made materials, the exhibition offers a space simultaneously wild and quiet, interwoven by these two different kinds of materials ("mono").
Kishio Suga New works "Expanded Self-Space" Tomio Koyama Gallery, May 25 - June 30, closed on Sun, Mon, National Holidays 11:00-19:00
Kishio Suga website