HAMADA Kiyoshi ZERO no Inori

This is a past exhibition.

 Scraping, carving, copying, painting and layering – Hamada’s work is completed by accumulation of enormous repetitions of these actions. As a result of his dedication to creation, of which is almost like a devout prayer, Hamada’s paintings stand dignifiedly in front of viewers.
 Kiyoshi came from Kohchi Prefecure to Tokyo heading for Art University and got a chance to meet Giju Hamada, originally from Kochi, moved to Tokyo to study at an art school and got a chance to meet people to have inspired him such as Yoshishige (Giju) Saito who was one of great masters in contemporary art scene in Japan at the time. Through those experiences Hamada became to seek his own style as an abstract painter. To begin with prints in 1970s, Hamada has changed style time to time such as drawing with pencil in 1980s, carving repeatedly painted layers on canvas in 1990s, nevertheless, there has been always his consistent attitude towards creation recognized in the works.
 Hamada has been aiming to build a new system in his creation through ceaseless challenge and struggle to go beyond himself, which has resulted in breathing overwhelming life into his abstract painting. Having walked in a circulating circle of creation, Hamada finds the process devout prayer. This exhibition presents around thirty works retrospectively and examines forms of Hamada’s enduring prayer.

PROFILE

HAMADA Kiyoshi

HAMADA Kiyoshi

1937 Born in Kochi

1961 Graduated from Department of Fine Art, Tama Art University

Hamada awarded a prize at Osaka Biennale of Prints Competition in 1977. Since then, he has been exhibiting his works both in Japan and abroad. Hamada's works are collected in the collections of National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Krakow National Museum and others.

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INFORMATION

HAMADA Kiyoshi ZERO no Inori
HAMADA Kiyoshi ZERO no Inori
HAMADA Kiyoshi ZERO no Inori
HAMADA Kiyoshi ZERO no Inori

HAMADA Kiyoshi ZERO no Inori

2016 3.5 sat - 3.20 sun
10:00 - 18:00 Open everyday during the exhibition
KASHIMA ARTS (ACCESS)
Free entrance / Around 30 works will be exhibited.

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