PRIMAE NOCTIS
PRIMAE NOCTIS
Kenji  Sugiyama

Kenji Sugiyama

nato nel 1962 a Nagoya (Giappone)

Il lavoro di Kenji Sugiyama è frutto di una lunga ricerca, cominciata nel 1995. 

Sugiyama grazie alle sue opere, che ricostruiscono la percezione visiva quasi fossero matrioske russe, restringe gradualmente il campo contemplativo dello spettatore per arrivare a una meta-visione che riporti alla memoria dello spettatore il suo passato e la sua esperienza personale. 

Le opere Inside e Outside, mettono in atto un percorso circolare, dall’essere oggetto di osservazione portano all’osservare e nuovamente a essere soggetto di una osservazione molto più intima e personale, all’interno dell’opera d’arte stessa. Attraverso questi percorsi circolari il visitatore viene chiamato a ricreare i suoi stessi Musei, ricordando ciò che è stato visitato in precedenza, ciò che è stato vissuto e sperimentato, ricostruendo la memoria. 

Come scrisse Proust, il tempo, che sia interiore o esteriore, è sempre legato al passato, ma al contempo è un tempo verso il quale tende il presente. L’epifania proustiana, la memoria sollecitata da una casuale sensazione che rievoca il passato con un procedimento senza logica e permette di sentire con contemporaneità quel passato, è ciò che Sugiyama ripropone nelle sue opere, portando l’attenzione dell’osservatore verso un risveglio della coscienza, una consapevolezza nuova dell’atto del vedere, del sentire e del ricordare, affinché questa nuova esperienza sia totalmente e imprescindibilmente personale e unica.

L’arte di Sugiyama e il suo “Istituto”, ci raccontano di questi spazi chiusi, circoscritti e raccolti, dei suoi “Musei”, così essenzialmente comuni e pubblici, eppur così intimi e silenziosi, luoghi ideali dove si coglie l’interiorità dell’esperienza.

1962 Born in Nagoya, Japan

Formazione

1989 M.F.A. Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music JAPAN
Purchase Award by Aichi Prefectural University of Arts and Music

Mostre Personali (selezionate):

2009

Institute of Intimate Museums 1999-2008 | STANDING PINE Nagoya, JP

1995

Inside Outside Focusing on a New Generation in ‘95 | Gallery Yamaguchi, JP

Mostre Collettive (selezionate):

2013

Wavy banners ET4U, DK

2012

Who is inside ?, Contemporary Art in Toyohashi Aichi Art Program, JP

2011

Who is inside ?, Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum Aichi, JP

2007

City-net Asia Seoul Museum of Art Korea, KR

2006

Next station Nagoya citizen gallery Yada Nagoya, JP

2005

Peindre, Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-paul, CA
"Butins, musees et autres curiosites" galerie HORACE, CA

2004

Institute of Intimate Museums, IBCube Gallery Bovelingjerg DK

2003

JAPAN:RISING, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, USA
Contemporary Art Position Nagoya City Art Museum Nagoya, JP

2002

THE FIRST MOVE, Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall Tokyo, JP

2001

HAKOIRI-BIJYUTU, (Art in Box) Kariya City Art Museum Aichi, JP
24 Winners from 1996 to 2000 FUJI TV Forum, Tokyo, UMEDA STELLA Hall Osaka, JP

1999

First Steps, Grey Art Gallery, N.Y.U. USA

1998

Philip Morris Art Award 1998 Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall Tokyo, JP
Memento, EST-NORD-EST Centre de Sculpture, Quebec, CA

1997

EFFET D'UILITAIRE, le Centre d'exposition de Baie-Saint-Paul, CA

1996

Inside of Works, Outside of Works, Itabashi Art Museum Tokyo, JP

Premi / riconoscimenti 

2011

The Asahi Shimbun Foundation, JP

2005

International Contemporary Art symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, CA
The Nomura Cultural Foundation, JP

2002

Freeman Fellowship 2002-2003 Alternate, USA
Vermont Studio Center, USA
AIGIN Education and Culture Foundation, JP

2000

The Pollock-krasner Foundation , Inc. USA

1999

ART/OMI USA 1998 Philip Morris Art Award, USA

1997

POLA Art Foundation
Canada's year of Asia Pacific CANADA

1996-98

EST-NORD-EST Centre de Sculpture, Quebec CANADA

1995

Young Artists Overseas Training Program Nagoya City Cultural Foundation, JP

Kenji  Sugiyama - Inside 1

Inside 1

2016
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Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 1
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 1
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 1
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Inside 2

Inside 2

2016
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Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 2
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 2
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 2
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 2
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Inside 3

Inside 3

2016
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Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 3
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside 3
2016 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 61 x 20 x 20 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2016
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2016 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2016 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2016 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Pasta (Voiello)

Pasta (Voiello)

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta (Voiello)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box steal) - 5,5 x 12 x 32 cm
Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48, 9 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48, 9 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48, 9 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48,9 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48,9 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48,9 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 184 x 87,3 x 48,9 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2015 - Mixed media - 173 x 58,5 x 34,5 cm
Kenji  Sugiyama - Pasta box (Barilla)

Pasta box (Barilla)

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta box (Barilla)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box) - Real size (pasta box)

Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta box (Barilla)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box) - Real size (pasta box)

Kenji  Sugiyama - Pasta box (Catelli)

Pasta box (Catelli)

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta box (Catelli)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box) - Real size (pasta box)

Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta box (Catelli)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box) - Real size (pasta box)

Kenji  Sugiyama - Pasta box (Ronzoni)

Pasta box (Ronzoni)

2015
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Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta box (Ronzoni)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box) - Real size (pasta box)

Kenji Sugiyama - Pasta box (Ronzoni)
2015 - Mixed media (pasta box) - Real size (pasta box)

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside 1

Outside 1

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 1
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 77 × 43 × 184 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 1
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 77 × 43 × 184 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside 3

Outside 3

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 3
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 54 × 32,5 × 173 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 3
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 54 × 32,5 × 173 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside 4

Outside 4

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 4
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 54 × 32,5 × 173 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 4
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 54 × 32,5 × 173 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside 5

Outside 5

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 5
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 46 × 29 × 173 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside 5
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 46 × 29 × 173 cm

Kenji  Sugiyama - The eye 3

The eye 3

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 3
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 3
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji  Sugiyama - The Eye 1

The Eye 1

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - The Eye 1
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji Sugiyama - The Eye 1
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji  Sugiyama - The eye 2

The eye 2

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 2
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 2
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji  Sugiyama - The eye 4

The eye 4

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 4
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 4
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji  Sugiyama - The eye 5

The eye 5

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 5
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji Sugiyama - The eye 5
2014 - Mirror, Japanese paper, Plastic spherical object, Picture of past works - 7,62 cm diametro

Kenji  Sugiyama - Inside

Inside

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Inside
2014 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 20 x 20 x 61

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside
2014 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 20 x 20 x 61

Kenji  Sugiyama - Inside

Inside

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Inside
2014 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 20 x 20 x 61

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside
2014 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 20 x 20 x 61

Kenji  Sugiyama - Inside

Inside

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Inside
2014 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 20 x 20 x 61

Kenji Sugiyama - Inside
2014 - Paper, board, glass, epoxy clay - 20 x 20 x 61

Kenji  Sugiyama - Outside

Outside

2014
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Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 54 × 32,5 × 173 cm

Kenji Sugiyama - Outside
2014 - Mixed media (mirror, frame, paper, picture of past works) - 54 × 32,5 × 173 cm