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Koho Mori-Newton
updated: 06/28/2011
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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2 lengths of silk
3 lengths of silk
inboden
black walls
8 lengths of silk
11 lengths of silk
2 alu rods
artist in studio
eidu-p4
eidu+obje
EIDU2009 MUSEUM KOLUMBA Cologne, Germany
Cunningham09
artist studio2009
big dot x 4
big dot 3 centers
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
2 lengths of silk by Koho Mori-Newton
2 lengths of silk
ink on silk, paper, wood
2007
118" x  130"  x 40" 
3 lengths of silk by Koho Mori-Newton
3 lengths of silk
ink on silk, wood, seawhips
2007
118" x  90"  x 34" 
inboden by Koho Mori-Newton
inboden
acrylic on wood
2007
102" x  142" 
black walls by Koho Mori-Newton
black walls
ink on paper, wood, seawhips
2007
16" x  20"  x 59" 
8 lengths of silk by Koho Mori-Newton
8 lengths of silk
ink on silk
2007
199" x  240" 
11 lengths of silk by Koho Mori-Newton
11 lengths of silk
ink on silk
2008
228" x  354" 
2 alu rods by Koho Mori-Newton
2 alu rods
ink on coarse canvas, silk, wood
2007
64" x  105"  x 59" 
artist in studio by Koho Mori-Newton
artist in studio
foto
2007
Dimensions variable
eidu-p4 by Koho Mori-Newton
eidu-p4
ink on paper
2009
78" x  53" 
eidu+obje by Koho Mori-Newton
eidu+obje
ink on paper and wood
2009
125" x  53"  x 40" 
EIDU2009 MUSEUM KOLUMBA Cologne, Germany by Koho Mori-Newton
EIDU2009 MUSEUM KOLUMBA Cologne, Germany
Ink on paper
2009
180" x  58" 
Cunningham09 by Koho Mori-Newton
Cunningham09
ink on paper
2009
33" x  41" 
artist studio2009 by Koho Mori-Newton
artist studio2009
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
big dot x 4 by Koho Mori-Newton
big dot x 4
graphite on paper
2011
Dimensions variable
big dot 3 centers by Koho Mori-Newton
big dot 3 centers
graphite on paper
2011
8" x  14" 

Artist Statement
In my artwork I focus attention on the relationship between what I see and my aesthetic cognition of what I see.
In my drawing the lines are independent from each other and very often they appear together without any contextual meaning.
The line is not used for composition, sujet, or for anything else, meaning that it has its own identity in the picture.
The silk installations take on the illusion of a wall. The wall is built with lengths of silk painted with ink. One length of silk is a line and the accumulation of these lines creates the final image, a silk wall. This work, for me, is between drawing and painting.
The objects are not models for anything and stand in varying numbers in groups.
In all of my work the fragility of the line is very important to me.

Artist Bio / CV

Koho Mori-Newton

1951 born in Katsuyama, Fukui,Japan
1972-1974 art studies at Wako University, Tokyo
1974-1975 travels through the mediterranean countries and Africa
1979-1985 study at Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Ger., under Prof. R.Schoofs and Prof.K.R.H.Sonderborg
1981 received a Scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany

2010-11 residency Cite des Arts Paris

2011-12 residency Josef & Anni Albers Foundation CT

 Exhibitions

2009 Pinakothek der Moderne Munich Ger. "Die gegenwart der Linien"(group show)

2009Kolumba Museum,Cologne,Ger.

2008 Morat Institute, Freiburg, Ger.
Gallery G, Freiburg
2007 Domnick Collection, Nuertingen, Ger.
General Public, Berlin,Ger.2005 Joachim Hoeltje Gallery, Tuebingen
2003 Gallery G , Freiburg
2001 Juliettes Literatur Salon, Berlin
Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Ger.
1997 Halle fuer Kunst, Lueneburg,Ger.
1992 Tiefgang Schlossbunker, Mannheim,Ger.(group exhibition)

Works in public collections
State Museum, Stuttgart
Morat Institute, Freiburg
State Museum, Munich
State Museum, Karlsruhe, Ger.
Works in public buildings
Business College, Villingen-Schwenningen, Ger.
Hotel Therme vals, Switz.
Haus Peter Zumthor, Switz.
Museum Kolumba, Cologne, Ger.
Performances
2006 Solo, General Public, Berlin
2002 Project Eliott Sharp, Tuebingen
2001 Lauren Newton, Ruesselsheim, Ger.                                  2000 Just Music, L.Newton & Vladimir Tarasov, Tuebingen
Bibliography
Johannes Meinhardt, Just Music, Free Fun Spectacle; Kunstforum, nr.96,1988, pg. 315-317
Johannes Meinhardt, Koho Mori, Ruinoeus Strategien; ZYMA-ART TODAY, nr. 2/1990 pg.78-80
Johannes Meinhardt, Ein Weiteres Versuch der Destruktion von Authentizitaet, Texte Zur Kunst, nr.5/1992, pg. 206-208
Johannes Meinhardt, Koho Mori, Tiefgang-Bildraeume im Schlossbunker Mannheim, 1992 pg. 90
Garry L. Hagberg, The Flash of Recognition, catalog Koho Mori-Newton 2000
Johannes Meinhardt, Surfaces Become Pictures, catalog Koho Mori-Newton 2000
Werner Esser, Is it a Beard or is it a Drawing? catalog Koho Mori-Newton Suddenly, an Image 2007
Johannes Meinhardt, Suddenly, an Image, A Theater of Objects and Events, catalog Koho Mori-Newton Suddenly, an Image 2007

room of columns Koho Mori-Newton Kolumba Museum Cologne 2009