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Relief-From Surface to Surface, 2018


Pine wood

57.0 x 38.0 x 6.0 (cm)

22.4 x 15.0 x 2.4 (inch)

Susumu Koshimizu was born in 1944 in Japan. He graduated from Sculpture Department, Tama Art University and later became one of the key members of Mono-ha, a pioneering art movement that emerged in Tokyo in the mid-1960s whose artists, instead of making traditional representational artworks, explored materials and their properties in reaction to what they saw as ruthless development and industrialisation in Japan.

One of the very important series of KOSHIMIZU, “From Surface to Surface” has been being developed since the artist’s first solo show in 1971 and now in the collection of Tate Modern in the UK. The recent phase of this series appears a set of wood pieces of the same size and shape whose surface are curved various geometric patterns by an electric saw. All the pieces are of the same wood but each of them looks distinctively different. Like this, the artist succeeded in showing the wide possibilities of materials. 

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