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2nd Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition

2nd Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition

Sadaichi Hijikata

  The exhibition of contemporary Japanese sculptures by the representatives of contemporary Japanese sculptures, which showcased the significance of this sculpture exhibition, at the second edition of the Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition. The new writer participated with a new masterpiece and showed a new direction of contemporary sculpture, which was different from the first one, and became the second noteworthy character. One of them is the so-called environmental sculpture, and it may be said that it is a new collaboration of sculpture in public life.

  Katsuji Kishida’s “Wind Festival”, which received the grand prize, is unanimously advocated as a work outdoors that symbolizes the pleasant scenery of the breezy winds with a clean material called stainless steel.

  Takeshi Tsuchiya’s “Work 66-7” is a powerful work that geometrically constructed a large granite, and was praised as the top of the artist’s recent series, and received the Ube Industries Prize. Kazuo Yubara and Saki Maruzen Oil received the “Art Encouragement Award”, and this artist’s primary sculpture, which shows a clean prototype, has become the approval of many people and is a pioneer of a new post-war modern sculpture path. After that, brushing the iron plating, this primary sculpture was developed independently, and it was bought and received the prize every time.

  The Ube City Open Air Sculpture Museum Award is for Shin Shingu’s “Distant Taiko.” It is a fun toy with bright colors and a windmill-like form that moves with the wind. The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art was awarded to Isamu Wakabayashi’s “Inside Dog (Flying)”. The character of this writer, who always symbolizes the human condition of modern society while modeling, is also wonderfully revealed here. Probably the only young sculptor of modern Japan who is unique, or if anything, Kafka-like thinking.

  Kunihiko Isshiki’s “Kasumigaura” is recommended as a gentle sculpture for the lyric of a light impression, and has been awarded the Fukuoka Prefectural Cultural Center Award. Kiyoshi Takahashi’s “Polymorpho No.1”, which sent me the works from Mexico, was recognized for the strength of the sense of closeness with a slightly different form, and was awarded the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art Award. Michio Fukuoka’s “Pink-colored Balloon” has been awarded the Mr. K Award as a new trend with a great balance between form and color.

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