上前智祐 上前智祐

上前智祐

上前智祐

近年来具体派受到国际高度称誉,而高龄九十余的上前智佑是经历团体的发展最资深的时代见证人之一。与嶋本昭三的风格相反,上前智佑艺术的魅力在于精心细腻的内容及其内在能量的积累。除了作为一名艺术家,上前还有丰富的历练,他担任过起重机操作员,也曾是京都传统染色厂的学徒,他在美学素养的培养上曾自学中国的文人画,之后才转向油画创作。 1953年,上前智佑认识了吉原治良,此后,他参与了每一次的具体派展览直到团体解散。不论是他通过油画刀或绵线缝纫所重复组成图案的平面作品,或是由火柴棒及木屑构筑的雕塑作品,上前作品的广度可追溯至他年轻时多元的工作经验。

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

Untitled, 1960s, Mixedmedia on board
South Temple, 1963, Oil on canvas
Untitled, 1971-72, Oil on board
Untitled, 1973
Untitled, 1985
Work, 1970-1990, Oil on canvas

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

COLLECTIONS

Ashiya City Museum of Art & History / Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art / Osaka Contemporary Art Center / Osaka Municipal Museum of Modern Art / The National Museum of Art, Osaka / Itabashi Art Museum / Niigata Art Museum / Fukuoka Art Museum / Kitakyushu Art Museum / International Print Museum in Machida, Tokyo Municipal Administration Memorial of Maizuru City Musée d'art / modern et contemporain, Toulouse (France) The Miyagi Museum of Art / Chiba City Museum of Art / Nerima Art Museum / Yokohama Museum of Art / The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama / Old Hyogo Prefectural Office Building / Fukui Fine Art Museum / The Tokushima Modern Art Museum / The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, Texas

BIOGRAPHY

2018
TEFAF TWENTY, Fergus McCaffrey, New York
2017
Gutai & The Japanese Avant-Garde: Small Painting and Drawings 1958-1996, W. Alxander, Brooklyn
Impasto: The Gestural and Sensuous in Japanese Abstract Paintings, SAKURADO FINE ARTS, Tokyo
Gutai Spirit, H.ARTS COLLECTIVE, Singapore
2016
Gutai: Selected Small Works, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
Gallery Collection: GUTAI Group Show, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
2015
Exhibition "Chiyu Uemae- A Solitary Path", Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong
Gallery Collection, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
gutai, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
Exhibition "Gutaijin in Karuizawa", Karuizawa New Art Museum
2013
Exhibition “GUTAI: Splendid Playground,” at The Guggenheim Museum, New York
Chiyu Uemae Special Exhibition at The Armory Show Modern 2013, Pier 92 (Booth 454)
2012
Exhibition “Wind of Karuizawa” - 19 Uemae works, at Karuizawa New Art Museum, Karuizawa
Exhibition “GUTAI: The Spirit of an Era,” at The National Art Center, Tokyo
Exhibition “Destroying the Picture - Painting the Void: 1949-1962,” at Los Angeles MOCA
Chiyu Uemae Special Exhibition at Los Angeles Art Platform 2012
The Solo Exhibition “Chiyu Uemae – Jigado”, at BB Plaza Museum of Art, Kobe
2011
Exhibition “Chiyu Uemae,” at Galllery LADS, Osaka
2010
Exhibition “Chiyu Uemae,” at Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
2009
Exhibition “Museum Collection 2009-1,” at The Tokushima Modern Art Museum
2008
Exhibition “Gutai to Contemporary” at Gallery LADS, Osaka
Exhibition “GUTAI and after” at DOKA Contemporary Arts, Tokyo
Exhibition of 3 Artists at Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie
Exhibition “Dots Talk : UEMAE Chiyu, YAMANAKA Yoshikazu, TSUBOTA Masahiko,” at Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
2007
Exhibition of New Prints at Gallery LADS, Osaka
Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2006
Exhibition “World of Chiyu Uemae” at CASO Museum, Osaka
2005
Exhibition “Chiyu Uemae and GUTAI Art Association” at Fukuoka Art Museum
2004
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘GUTAI 1954-1972’, Kobe,
Japan National Museum of Modern Art, ‘Traces: Body and Idea in Contemporary Art’, kyoto, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
2002
Solo exhibition: Print (silkscreen) (LADS Gallery, Osaka)
Solo exhibition: Print (etching) (Gallery MAYA, Takatsuki)
2001
Solo exhibition of Print works (Gallery 1100, New York)
Solo exhibition of Stitch (Itami Civic Craft Center)
Solo exhibition of Print (Gallery Kuranuki Osaka)
2000
Solo exhibition for the memory of “Kobekko Award: Dark-blue Ribbon Medal, Cultural Achievement Award from the Governor of Hyogo Prefecture (Kobe)
1999
Gutai Exhibition in Paris (Galerie Nationale du jeu de Paume, Paris France)
61 works went to Osaka Prefectural Public Collection after solo exhibition hold by the prefecture
Solo exhibition at Maizuru Municipal Administration Memorial Museum planned by Komei Shimizu
1997
Contemporary Stitch Japan Style (Montclair State University, USA)
1996
The Year of Avant-Garde Artists: Change and Continuity (Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo)
1995
Publication at author’s own expense “Koritsu no Michi” (Collected works: An Independent Path)
1991
Avant-Garde Japan: The Gutai Group in 1950s (Rome National Museum of Modern Art, Italy)
1989
Maboroshi no Yamamura Collection exhibition (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe)
1985
The Exhibition of the Storm of Painting in 1950-60: Informel/Gutai/Cobra (The National Museum of Art, Osaka)
Publication at author’s own expense “Jigado” (Personal Artistic Way)
1983
Solo exhibition “Ink Painting” and “Print-works” at Contemporary Art Center (Osaka)
1982
Solo exhibition “Oil painting and Stitch” at Contemporary Art Center (Osaka)
1976
Since around this year began producing stitching art Participated in Ge Exhibition, withdrew in 2002
1970
Gutai Art Exhibition at Expo’70, Midori-kan Entrance Hall (Osaka)
1966
Second International Art Exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland (major work 162×130 cm was purchased)
1958
World Exhibition of New Art (given favourable comment by Mr. Michel Tapie) Gutai Art Exhibition in New York
1954
Participated in the formation of the Gutai Art Association (dissolved in 1972)
1953
Study under Jiro Yoshihara
1951
First Solo Exhibition
1947
Sent works to 1st Niki Group Exhibition
1932-38
Apprenticed to Kyoto Dyeing orchestrator, also to banner-dyeing shop to learn the usage of resist paste. Self-educated illustrating, portrait painting, the southern school of Chinese Painting
1920
Born in Kyoto Prefecture

 

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