Susumu Koshimizu小清水漸

Susumu Koshimizu was born in Uwajima in Ehime Prefecture in 1944. He enrolled in the Department of Sculpture of Tama Art University in 1966 and left school due to student protest in 1971. Koshimizu became a prominent artist in the Mono-ha movement from the 1960s, creating minimal sculptures and installation pieces from basic materials such as iron, wood and paper. He was a faculty of the Department of Sculpture at Kyoto City University of Arts from 1994 to 2010, and currently serves as a president of Takarazuka University. He is now based in Kyoto, Japan. Koshimizu participated in various international art exhibitions including Tokyo Biennale: Man and Matter, Venice Biennale and São Paulo Biennale. He is a recipient of numerous awards in Japan including the prize at 3rd Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition held at Suma Palace Garden, Kobe (1972); Prize for Excellence, 11th Teijiro Nakahara Award (1980); 10th Denchu Hirakushi Prize (1981); 38th Minister of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize for Freshman (1988); 2nd Kyoto Culture Prize (1989); Prize for Merit, Kyoto Prefectural Cultural Award (1999); 2nd Enku Garden Award (2003); Medal with Purple Ribbon (2004).

WORKS

Title
Snow departs from snow–ro
Year
2010
Material
phor tree, chestnut tree, silver leaf, black silver leaf, stone
Size
59 × 56.5 × 120 cm|3pieces set
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Title
Etude of Ariadne
Year
2007
Material
chestnut tree, steel, hemp rope
Size
(w/ rope) 78 × 185 × 175cm, (w/o rope) 73.5 × 55 × 110cm
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Title
Moon Orcher
Year
2002
Material
Paper, plywood board, Japanese pigment
Size
118 x 88 cm
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Title
Snow Orcher
Year
2002
Material
Paper, plywood board, Japanese pigment
Size
118 x 88 cm
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Title
Relief '91-16
Year
1991
Material
Wood, pigment
Size
121 x 200 x 7cm
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Title
Red and Wood no.8
Year
1988
Material
Chestnut
Size
173.5 x 15.5 x 12.5 cm
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Title
Red and Wood no.10
Year
1988
Material
Chestnut
Size
91 x 143 x 9 cm
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Title
Working Table -The United Stand of Arts-
Year
1983
Material
Zelkova wood
Size
88 x 86.5 x 85 cm
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Title
Untitled
Year
1976
Material
Crayon on paper
Size
79.5 x 109. 3cm
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Title
Scraps of Iron from Sakai
Year
1975
Material
Iron
Size
35 x 38 x 12 / 28.5 x 16 x 9 / 67.5 x 18.5 x 13.5 cm
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Title
From Surface to Surface
Year
1971/1995
Material
Wood
Size
30 x 30 x 300 cm (20pieces), 30 x 30 x 150 cm (10 pieces)
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Title
Paper Bag
Year
1970/2015
Material
Hempen paper
Size
210 x 270 x 10 cm
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Title
Paper 2
Year
1969/2007
Material
Paper (Kumohada mashi) and stone(granite)
Size(Stone)
75 x 160 x 150 cm
Size(Paper)
273 x 273 cm (two sheets)
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EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu Perpendicular Line

2021/3/16–4/17

Tokyo

Tokyo Gallery 70th Anniversary (Part 2)

2020/11/28–12/24

Tokyo

Small Works

2020/6/13–7/25

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu Snow departs from snow

2010/1/23–2/20

Tokyo

Memory of Mono-ha: by the photograph and document

2003/10/6–11/1

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu

2001/1/29–2/17

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu

1993/1/18–2/13

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu

1991/4/8–4/20

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu

1988/10/17–10/29

Tokyo

Human Documents ’84/’85-4

1984/5/7–5/19

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu

1983/6/6–6/18

Tokyo

Susumu Koshimizu

1980/9/1–9/13

Tokyo

Tokyo Gallery 1971

1971/4/28–5/11

Tokyo

Human Documents ’70-3

1970/5/11–5/23

NEWS

West Bund Art & Design

Dates: November 11 (fri) – 15 (sun), 2020
Location: West Bund Art Center, 2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Stand: A217
Artist: Lee Ufan, Kishio Suga, Susumu Koshimizu, Takeshi Hayashi, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Hiroto Kitagawa, Lee Jing Woo, Xu Bing, Lin Yu si