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YUKIHISA ISOBE

YUKIHISA ISOBE
YUKIHISA ISOBE

Yukihisa Isobe is renowned as an artist who links abstractionism in 1950s and pop art in 1960s.
Isobe started his career making prints in 1950' and created repetitiously emblems using materials such as plaster mixed with marble, emboss, and water color drawings and prints.
He produced a series of works that were composed of repeated emblem motifs in the early 1960s, which brought attention to him. These works consist of textures and three-dimensional structures like fresco paintings. The composition formed by irregularly repeated colors is very different from automatic repetition and multiplication that are typical in the pop art of the same generation; it is Isobe's unique structure of repetition in abstract form. Isobe's abstract expression incorporates symbolism of substance, repetition and mass productivity that are often seen in pop art, but reconstruct them beyond the boundary. With this, Isobe pioneered a new genre, a fusion of abstractionism and pop art.
From 1990s when he restarted creating works to today, Isobe has been active as an environmental artist, producing land art works with themes of local communities and the natural environment. He continues to create and exhibit works on the stage of Earth, literally. Since 2000 he has been participating in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, presenting outdoor art works with a theme of the Shinano River.

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

WORK 18
WORK 19
Work 62
Work '63-25
WORK `62-75
Work 63-86
Work

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

YUKIHISA ISOBE: A Retrospective 1950s – 1960s
Taipei
August 1 - September 20, 2020

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

EXHIBITIONS

2013
Yukihisa Isobe - the Fount of his Expression
Yukihisa Isobe - Environment, Image, Representation-, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba
2007
Landscape - Yukihisa Isobe, Artist-Ecological Planner, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2001
Yukihisa Isobe Frontier in Ecology, M?diath?que d'Hendaye, France
2000
Musee Bonnat, Bayonne, France
1999-2000
Repertory of the Origin, Paris, France
1998
Galerie Fernand L?ger, Paris
1997
Yukihisa Isobe Ecology and Expression, Hillside Forum, Tokyo
1996
Ecological Context P3 art and environment, Tokyo
1994
Nantenshi Gallery SOKO, Tokyo
1965
Galleria del Cavallino, Venezia
1962
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

COLLECTIONS

Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art / National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka / Ohara Museum of Art (commissioned work; wall painting)

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