Noted worldwide for his sublime waterfall and cliff images, Hiroshi Senju mixes traditional Japanese materials and Western visual language. For this show, the artist explores ethereal, abstracted landscapes that expand on his cliff paintings, a series he began in 2007. Debuting alongside the cliffs are cosmos-inspired landscapes—luminous frontiers that transcend earthly boundaries.
This exhibition caps an eventful year for the artist: His work is currently on view at theLos Angeles County Museum of Artand was prominently featured in the Japanese gallery at theMetropolitan Museum of Artthis past spring. He was also honored with the Isamu Noguchi Award and a large public commission to produce forty-two screens for the Kongōbu-ji Buddhist temple at Mount Koya in Japan.
Hiroshi Senju’s work is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan; the Yamatane Museum of Art, Tokyo; Tokyo University of the Arts; and the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido. The Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa in Japan opened in 2011.
Accompanying this exhibition is a forty-eight–pagecataloguewith an essay by Akiko Miki, international artistic director of Benesse Art Site Naoshima and co-director (artistic) for the Yokohama Triennale 2017.
SUNDARAM TAGORE CHELSEA
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