tokyo: intentional scenic space

© tomio koyama gallery / kishio suga

japanese artist kishio suga [1944] is a sculptor and installation artist who also happens to be a figurehead of mono-ha, a movement in the land of the rising sun that flourished in the late 1960s, and which became known for its radical use of elemental materials. a graduate in painting from tama art university in tokyo, suga eventually followed a different trajectory and began to create a creative vocabulary of his own. as an artist he favours the use of commonly found and unconventional materials, such as timber, rock, sand and concrete, and has already exhibited at leading art galleries and museums across the planet.

suga's next exhibition, entitled intentional scenic space, opens on sat - nov 14 [6pm-8pm] at tomio koyama gallery, one of the japanese capital's leading contemporary art haunts. the show follows a presentation that was held at the gallery's satellite space earlier this year, and displays around 10 larger and 20 smaller wall-mounted pieces, and two floor-based works, all newly created. another exercise of suga's unique artistic vocabulary, the works are an attempt to subvert the liminal boundaries innate to both creativity and the interpretation of art. location: 3-10-11 sendagaya [harajuku].

© tomio koyama gallery / kishio suga