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Toshikatsu Endo1950-

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Void Wooden Boat 
title: Void Wooden Boat 
size: 11000 × 850 × 1130 mm
medium: wood, tar, fire / 2009
Trieb - Waterway
title: Trieb - Waterway
size: 2000 x 2200 x 7000 mm
medium: wood, iron, tar, fire / 2010
Trieb Waterway(image of work in progress)
title: Trieb Waterway(image of work in progress)
size: 200 x 2200 x 7000 mm
medium: wood, iron, tar, fire / 2010
Epitaph (The installation view of Documenta 8,  in Kassel, Germany)
title: Epitaph (The installation view of Documenta 8, in Kassel, Germany)
size: 1500 x 1850 x 1850 mm
medium: wood, tar ,fire and water inside / 1986
Untitled
title: Untitled
size: H1450 x φ6500 mm
medium: iron / 1996
Void - Akiyama
title: Void - Akiyama
size: 2200 x φ3500 mm
medium: wood, iron, tar, fire / 2010
Void Circle⇔Pot
title: Void Circle⇔Pot
size: 1100 x φ3700 mm
medium: wood, tar, fire / 2012
Trieb - Forest in Rain, in Japan Alps Art Fesival 2017
title: Trieb - Forest in Rain, in Japan Alps Art Fesival 2017
size: variable size
The installation view of solo show : Trieb ⇔Void, at Hillside Forum + Art Front Gallery, in 2010
title: The installation view of solo show : Trieb ⇔Void, at Hillside Forum + Art Front Gallery, in 2010
Plan for Void 2010
title: Plan for Void 2010
size: 290 x 200 x 50 mm
medium: pencil, copper , pate on panel / 2010 / sold
Plan for Void #8 Sinking Boat
title: Plan for Void #8 Sinking Boat
size: 645 x 945 x 50 mm
medium: pencil, lead, pate on panel / 2010
Ship in Lead
title: Ship in Lead
size: 680×140×150 mm
medium: lead / 2010 / sold

  • 空洞説2009―木の舟
  • Trieb―水路
  • Trieb―水路(制作風景)
  • エピタフ (カッセル、ドクメンタ8、展示風景)
  • 無題
  • 空洞説ーAkiyama
  • 空洞説ー円環⇔壷
  • Trieb - 雨為る森 ー in 北アルプス国際芸術祭2017
  • 個展「欲動⇔空洞」展示風景 at ヒルサイドフォーラム+ アートフロントギャラリー、in 2010
  • Plan for 空洞説 2010
  • Plan for 空洞説 #8 沈む舟
  • 鉛の船

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Toshikatsu Endo1950-

Born in a family of traditional carpentry for shrines and temples in Takayama, he was once apprentice of a local sculptor of Buddhist sculpture, but soon resigned to shift for broader possibilities of pure plastic representation of the arts. In the seventies, he began creating monumental sculptures using basic elements of nature such as soil, water, fire and winds following the materialistic and illusionistic image of these elements to invite the viewers to the origin of the lives. He has tried to remove superfluous or decorative factors to endow the given form such concept as circle or void. While keeping the overwhelming materiality of burnt wood, his recent interest seems to shift toward the gestural, corporeal and narrative consciousness behind the materials, questioning the relationship between grand nature and men.

Biography
1950 Born in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
1972 Graduated from Nagoya College of Creative Art
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Solo Exhibitions
2010 “Void 2010 AKIYAMA” Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo
“Toshikatsu Endo Trieb⇔Void” Hillside Forum, Tokyo
2009 “Sacrifice and Void” Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori
2006 “Trieb-Rain Room” Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama
2005 “Voidness” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
1991 “TOSHIKATSU ENDO” Touko Musuem of Contemporary Art
“Earth; Air; fire; Water? The Sculpture of Toshikatsu Endo” I.C.A. London, U.K
1989 “Toshikatsu Endo Exhibition” The Nordic Arts Center, Helsinki
1975 “Code of Water” Lunami Gallery, Tokyo
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Group Exhibitions
2015 "Four Artists: Materials and Hands" Kiyotsukyo Warehouse Museum, Niigata
2011 “Personal Structures” Palazzo Bembo, Venice
2009 “1st
Tokorozawa Biennial of Contemporary Art SIDING RAIL ROAD” Tokorozawa, Saitama
2003 “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennail 2003” Tsumari, Niigata
2001 “Yokohama Triennnale 2001 Mega-Wave” Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa
2000 “Gwangju Biennnale Man+Space” Gwangju City Museum
“Three Spirits of Wood” Kanaz Forest of Creation, Ishikawa
1996 “Farewell Exhibition to Dojunkai Appartment in Daikanyama:
Reincarnation and Memory” Daikanyama, Tokyo
1994 “22nd Sao Paulo Biennale” Sao Paulo Biennale Pavillion
1991 “STRUCTURE and REMEMBRANCE-TOYA, ENDO, KENMOCHI” Tokyo Metropolitan Musuem
1990 “A Primal Spirit: Ten Contemporary Japanese Sculptures” Hara Musuem of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles,
“44 la Biennale di Venezia” Giardini di Castello, Venice
1989 “”20 Ste Biennnale Middelheim-Japan” Openluchtmuseum voor Beeldhouwkunst Middelheim, Antwerpen
1988 “La Biennale di Venezia: Aperto ‘88” Corderie dell’ Arsenale, Venice
1987 “Documenta 8” Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
“Art in Japan since 1969: Mono-ha and Post Mono-ha” Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo
1986 “The 6th Triennale India” Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1984 “Metaphor and/or Symbol: A perspective of Contemporary Art” National
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka
1978 “’78 Tokorozawa Open-Air Exhibition” Tokorazawa Aviation Memorial Park, Saitama
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Collection / Public Art
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art
Iwaki City Museum
MOCA, Los Angeles
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空洞説2009―木の舟
title: Void Wooden Boat 
size: 11000 × 850 × 1130 mm
medium: wood, tar, fire / 2009
Trieb―水路
title: Trieb - Waterway
size: 2000 x 2200 x 7000 mm
medium: wood, iron, tar, fire / 2010
Trieb―水路(制作風景)
title: Trieb Waterway(image of work in progress)
size: 200 x 2200 x 7000 mm
medium: wood, iron, tar, fire / 2010
エピタフ (カッセル、ドクメンタ8、展示風景)
title: Epitaph (The installation view of Documenta 8, in Kassel, Germany)
size: 1500 x 1850 x 1850 mm
medium: wood, tar ,fire and water inside / 1986
無題
title: Untitled
size: H1450 x φ6500 mm
medium: iron / 1996
空洞説ーAkiyama
title: Void - Akiyama
size: 2200 x φ3500 mm
medium: wood, iron, tar, fire / 2010
空洞説ー円環⇔壷
title: Void Circle⇔Pot
size: 1100 x φ3700 mm
medium: wood, tar, fire / 2012
Trieb - 雨為る森 ー in 北アルプス国際芸術祭2017
title: Trieb - Forest in Rain, in Japan Alps Art Fesival 2017
size: variable size
個展「欲動⇔空洞」展示風景 at ヒルサイドフォーラム+ アートフロントギャラリー、in 2010
title: The installation view of solo show : Trieb ⇔Void, at Hillside Forum + Art Front Gallery, in 2010
Plan for 空洞説 2010
title: Plan for Void 2010
size: 290 x 200 x 50 mm
medium: pencil, copper , pate on panel / 2010 / sold
Plan for 空洞説 #8 沈む舟
title: Plan for Void #8 Sinking Boat
size: 645 x 945 x 50 mm
medium: pencil, lead, pate on panel / 2010
鉛の船
title: Ship in Lead
size: 680×140×150 mm
medium: lead / 2010 / sold

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