Keiji Uematsu

  • Touch of Spiral  Branch - brass, copper  - 2012 - 102 x 98 x 75 cm
  • Touch of Spiral  Branch - brass, copper, iron  - 2014 - 180 x 190 x 35 cm
  • Ausstellungsansicht 2018 - brass, copper, iron  - 2014 - 180 x 190 x 35 cm
  • Ausstellungsansicht 2018 - brass, copper, iron  - 2014 - 180 x 190 x 35 cm
  • Ausstellungsansicht 2018 - brass, copper, iron  - 2014 - 180 x 190 x 35 cm
  • Ausstellungsansicht 2018 - brass, copper, iron  - 2014 - 180 x 190 x 35 cm
  • Ausstellungsansicht 2018 - brass, copper, iron  - 2014 - 180 x 190 x 35 cm

Keiji Uematsu

KEIJI UEMATSU is a conceptual artist. Over a nearly five-decade career he has developed a complete work that consistently strives to make the invisible relationship between objects and the spaces that surround them visible. The idea of focusing attention on the natural forces of gravity, tension and material attraction, be it through photography, drawing or sculptural installation, underpins his entire practice. Today the international influence of Uematsu is far-reaching thanks to his innovative, conceptual approach and global reach.


biography

lives and works in Minoh, Japan and Düsseldorf

1947

born in Kobe, Japan

1965-69

studies of Art at Kobe University

1973

The 8th Japan Art Festival Excellent Prize

1974

The Kobe City Cultural Encouragement Prize

1990

The 12th Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Grand Prize

1993

The 15th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Ube-Industry Ltd, Prize
Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa Prize

1995

The 16th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Ube Industry Ltd, Prize

1996

The 23rd Open Air Sculpture of Nagano City, Prize

1997

The 28th Nakahara Teijiro Excellent Prize

The 17th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Ube-Industry Ltd, Prize

Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Prize

1998

The 22nd Iue Culture Prize

1999

The 6th Asago 2001 Outdoor Sculpture in Tataragi #99, Grand Prize

2010

The Kobe city Cultural Prize

2013

The 38th Nakahara Teijiro Prize


exhibitions

solo exhibition 1976/77

Skulptur-Foto-Video-Film, Moderne Museet Stockholm, Sweden

solo exhibition 1977

Plastik und Foto, Städtisches Museum Wiesbaden
Ausschnitte 1. Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

solo exhibition 1979

Skulptur, Foto, Heidelberger Kunstverein

solo exhibition 1980

I.C.C. (International Cultureel Centrum), Antwerpen, Belgium
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München / Kunstform, Munich 1980/81
Installation Axis-Latitude-Longitude, P.S.1. New York

solo exhibition 1981

Installation and Photo, Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Art Center
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

solo exhibition 1984

Structures-Cloth/branch, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam, Netherlands

solo exhibition 1985

Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

group exhibition 1987

Fabric in Space-form of fabric, thread, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan

group exhibition 1988

XLIII Esposizione Internazionale d´Arte la Biennale di Venezia, Giardini di Castello, Venezia, Japan Pavillon, Italy

solo exhibition 1989

Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

solo exhibition 1991

Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund
Breakaway Time/Space, Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo, Japan

group exhibition 1991

Movement of Contemporary Art-Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Japan

solo exhibition 1993

Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

group exhibition 1993

The 15th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Ube Outdoor Sculpture Museum, Japan

solo exhibition 1994

It´s possible-Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Stadtmuseum Siegburg 1997
Behind the Perception, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, Japan

group exhibition 1994

Art in Kansai 1950s-70s, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan
3rd Kitakyushu Biennale, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

group exhibition 1995

Japanese Culture: The Fifty Postwar Years, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / Hyogo
Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe / Fukuoka Prefectural Museum

solo exhibition 1997

Behind the Perception, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishimomiya City, Japan

group exhibition 1997

GRAVITY - Axis of Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

group exhibition 1999

Nakahara Teijiro Prize Exhibition, Asahigawa Sculpture Museum, Asahigawa, Japan

group exhibition 2000

Helsinki 2000 Art Gardens, Töölönlahti Bay, Helsinki, Finland
Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2000, Echigotsumari, Niigata, Japan
Kirishima Open - Air Museum, Kirishima, Kagoshima

solo exhibition 2003

eyes under physical consideration, photographs, video and films 1972-2003, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan

group exhibition 2003

Les matériaux de la sculpture, Hôtel du Département, Marseille, France

group exhibition 2004

Kraftfeld 3, Kulturforum Schloßmeierhof, Düsseldorf

group exhibition 2005

20 Jahre Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmunder Kunstverein

solo exhibition 2006

The Garden of Time, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishimomiya City, Japan

group exhibition 2006

Public Art in Japan, Museum of Contemporary art,Sapporo, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

solo exhibition 2007

Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Nomart Project Space, Osaka

group exhibition 2007

Radical Communicatin: Japanese Video Art 1968-1988, The getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
Japanese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri Art Vallery, Republic of Korea
Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and Universe, The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan

group exhibition 2008

Art of Photography Phography as Art, Osaka Municipal Museum of ModernArt, Osaka
Ab in den Suden....Meierhof project, Düsseldorf

solo exhibition 2009

Le Cafe Francais Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan

group exhibition 2009

Waitong for Video works from the1960s to today, The National Museum of Modern Art, Toky, Japan
Kobe Biennale 2009, Kobe, Japan

solo exhibition 2014

Frieze Masters Spotlight, Regents Park, London, UK
Invisible Force and Seeing, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

solo exhibition 2018

"Invisible Force", Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach (Germany)
(15.09. - 10.11.2018)