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
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
2009 Pinakothek der Moderne Munich Ger. "Die gegenwart der Linien"(group show)
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.
2006 Solo, General Public, Berlin
2002 Project Eliott Sharp, Tuebingen
2001 Lauren Newton, Ruesselsheim, Ger. 2000 Just Music, L.Newton & Vladimir Tarasov, Tuebingen
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