HIROSHI SENJU

千住博

Waterfall

source: sundaramtagore

Japanese-born painter Hiroshi Senju combines a minimalist visual language rooted in Abstract Expressionism with ancient painting techniques unique to Japan. The New York-based artist combines pigments derived from natural materials such as minerals, seashells and coral in a medium of animal-hide glue, and then applies this paint to Japanese mulberry paper. He is noted worldwide for his sublime waterfall and cliff images, often monumental in scale, many of which are featured in prominent public spaces.

Hiroshi Senju was the first Asian artist to receive an Honorable Mention Award at the Venice Biennale (1995) and has participated in exhibitions around the world, including the Beauty Project at the London Museum of Contemporary Art in 1996; The New Way of Tea, curated by Alexandra Munroe, at the Japan Society in New York in 2002; and Paintings on Fusuma, at the Tokyo National Museum in 2003. Also in 2003, Mr. Senju completed seventy-seven murals at the Annex of Daitokuji-Jyukoin, a prominent Zen Buddhist temple in Japan. In 2004, he was the art director for the new Haneda Airport Terminal in Tokyo, where he completed one of his largest installations. The Benesse Art Site of Naoshima Island, designed by Tadao Ando, also houses two large-scale installations. Senju’s work is in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan; Yamatane Museum of Art in Tokyo; The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; and the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan. The Hiroshi Senju Museum, designed by Ryue Nishizawa, opened in October 2011 in Karuizawa, Japan.

In 2009, noted Italian fine-art publisher Skira released the monograph Hirsohi Senju, a richly illustrated compendium of the artist’s work since the 1980s.
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source: timable

千住博「瀑布」2013年作 丙烯酸,螢光顏料,日本和紙

Sundaram Tagore Gallery 將於4月16日至6月9日,在香港畫廊隆重舉行享譽國際藝壇的日本當代藝術大師千住博(Hiroshi Senju)的個人展覽:《日之瀑布.夜之瀑布》,特別呈獻一系列精湛動人的巨幅螢光瀑布畫作。

千住博1958年出生於日本,現居紐約,他以繪畫氣象萬千的大型瀑布與山崖畫作而聞名。千住博簡約而具震撼力的視覺藝術語言,是一種抽象表現主義,與日本傳統繪畫技巧的完美結合。

自2003年起,千住博以螢光顏料創作瀑布畫作。在日光下,這些畫作呈現黑白兩色,而在紫外線的照射下則發出螢光,並呈現出攝人的幽藍色,創造出兩種視覺效果,好比我們對當下生活中無所不在的城市燈光之一曲頌歌,匠心獨運。千住博的瀑布徘徊於白天與黑夜,尤如他成功跨越繁華與自然、現實與夢幻的境界。

1995年,千住博在威尼斯雙年展上獲頒發特別榮譽獎,令他成為亞洲區首位獲此殊榮的藝術家。他的展覽遍及世界各地,包括倫敦當代藝術館展出的《Beauty Project》(1996年),由Alexandra Munroe策展、於紐約日本文化協會中舉行之《The New Way of Tea》展覽(2002年),以及在東京國立博物館展出屏風繪畫(2003年)。千住博亦於在2003年完成著名佛寺“大德寺”聚光院伊東別院中的77幅壁畫。翌年,他擔任東京羽田機場藝術總監,亦為機場創作了最大型作品。而由安藤忠雄設計的日本直島的貝尼斯藝術空間,也有收藏千住博兩幅大型作品。

千住博的作品,亦藏於洛杉磯當代藝術館、日本富山縣立近代美術館、東京山種美術館、東京藝術大學、北海道立釧路藝術館。千住博美術館於2011年在本長野縣輕井澤開幕,該館由西沢立衛設計。