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Yotaro Niwa
updated: 06/09/2008
website: www.tatata.net/yotaro.niwa/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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imbalance
imbalance (detail)
Shishiodoshi
Shishiodoshi (detail)
Drops of rain stand on the floor
Drops of rain stand on the floor (detail)
Riesenbaerenklau
Riesenbaerenklau (detail)
Riesenbaerenklau#2
untitled
hygrometry
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, architecture, fantasy, organic, pattern, site-specific, systems, meditative
 
 
imbalance by Yotaro Niwa
imbalance
rocking chair, magazine paper, pen, pencil
November 2005
252" x  200,8"  x 33,9" 
imbalance (detail) by Yotaro Niwa
imbalance (detail)
rocking chair, magazine paper, pen, pencil
November 2005
252" x  200,8"  x 33,9" 
Shishiodoshi by Yotaro Niwa
Shishiodoshi
copper trough, copper waterspout, bamboo, rainwater, stone
September 2005
133,8" x  590,5"  x 315" 
Shishiodoshi (detail) by Yotaro Niwa
Shishiodoshi (detail)
copper trough, copper waterspout, bamboo, rainwater, stone
September 2005
133,8" x  590,5"  x 315" 
Drops of rain stand on the floor by Yotaro Niwa
Drops of rain stand on the floor
cooper through, copper waterspout, India ink, water
April 2006
275,6" x  299,2" 
Drops of rain stand on the floor (detail) by Yotaro Niwa
Drops of rain stand on the floor (detail)
copper through, copper waterspout, India ink, water
April
275,6" x  299,2" 
Riesenbaerenklau by Yotaro Niwa
Riesenbaerenklau
onion skin, squeeze(blueberry, radish, coffee, tea), japanese paper
July 2006
185" x  135" 
Riesenbaerenklau (detail) by Yotaro Niwa
Riesenbaerenklau (detail)
onion skin, squeeze(blueberry, radish, coffee, tea), japanese paper
July 2006
181,5" x  135" 
Riesenbaerenklau#2 by Yotaro Niwa
Riesenbaerenklau#2
onion skin, acrylic plates, hemp rope, stakes
December 2006 - January 2007
177,2" x  236,2"  x 2,0" 
untitled by Yotaro Niwa
untitled
spaghetti, glue
March 2007
11,0" x  28,3"  x 3,9" 
hygrometry by Yotaro Niwa
hygrometry
zinc trough, zinc waterspout, zinc plates
July 2007
24,2" x  180,8"  x 247,0" 

Artist Statement

Like hidden lines, the relations between man and his environment take shape.

In my work, I would like to trace and accentuate these lines. In doing so, I use a number of media and ways of expression, such as sculpture, drawing and photography. My work broaches the theme of difference within our natural and urban environment, placing the significant structures and architectures against their individual cultural background. As an artist working at great distance from his homeland, I am particularly interested in how I react to new environments. Nonetheless, my Japanese mindset remains the starting point for my observations. Raised on a small island in Japan, I was to leave for Tokyo 10 years later. Meanwhile, my home had changed significantly, most notably due to the construction of two large suspension bridges. On account of my long absence, I was not aware of these changes and found myself in a different world upon my return. As a result of this experience, I have become engaged in the question of environmental changes, which people often find themselves exposed to, and to which they most of the time adapt. Moreover, I deal with my personal perception, when arriving in a foreign environment.

Artist Bio / CV

SOLO-EXHIBITION

2007 "trace the raod" kunstverein st.pauli /Humburg 2003 "garden#2" pirka gallery /Tokyo 2003 "garden#1" shomeido gallery /Tokyo 2002 "yotaro niwa exhibition" sol gallery /Tokyo 2001 "yotaro niwa exhibition" exhibit live /Tokyo 2000 "spring anual-young artists" shomeido gallery /Tokyo 2000 "yotaro niwa exhibition" i-gallery /Tokyo 1999 "yotaro niwa exhibition" rasen gallery /Tokyo

GROUP-EXHIBITION

2007 "beyond the line" hbk-braunschweig /herzog anton ulrich museum braunschweig /Germany 2006 "excellent" financial center of volkswagen bank braunschweig /Germany 2005 "produkt art-landgang" sculpture project munster /Germany 2005 "plattform#2" kunstverein hannover /Germany 2003 "hyakunen-no-shoraku" exhibit live /Tokyo 2002 "collection show" sol gallery /Tokyo 2002 "autumn annual trace-V" sol gallery /Tokyo 2001 "each every day-a private point of view" rasen gallery /Tokyo 2001 "japan-korea pre exhibition" arai gallery /Tokyo 2000 "annual-select2000" rasen gallery /Tokyo 2000 "a desk theory" maronie gallery /kyoto 1999 "oversensitive" nayuta gallery /Yokohama

FELLOWSHIP

2006 nomura cultural foundation 2003 fellowship "researcher overseas" musashino art university

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2007 glogauer residency programm /Berlin

EDUCATION

1998 master of arts, sculpture, musashino art university /Tokyo 1996 bachelor of arts, sculpture, musashino art university /Tokyo