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Shingo Suzuki

Convenient Island

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Shingo Suzuki

Convenient Island

 

Concept

My creation process begins with recreation of real-life scenery in miniature.
With a measuring tape in hand, measurement of actual objects such as convenience stores, insides of a train, major roads, and newly built apartments is taken. The measured object is then shrunk proportionately to create a diorama that truly reflects the actual object. After the diorama is completed, it is photographed (on 4 x 5 inch film).
The diorama exits only temporarily and is destroyed after being photographed. The pictured image then becomes only the shadow of actual existence and begins to form an added sense of remoteness.
As the title “Convenient Island” suggests, the subject of this Series is Japan, a country constantly in pursuit of convenience. The motifs depicted in these works are inspired by Tokyo, a huge metropolis that embodies this quality.

 
Biography
 

Birth

1964

Academic

1990 MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

1988 BFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

Solo Exhibition

2012 Zen Foto Gallery - Tokyo

2012 E•C Gallery - Hukui

2010 Tokyo Gallery{BTAP - Beijing

2009 Artlantico Gallery - Tokyo

2002 Toki Art Space - Tokyo

1998 Gallery Lunami - Tokyo

1997 Gallery Miyu - Tokyo

1996 Gallery Lunami - Tokyo

1996 ONEDAY ONESHOW, GALLERY360°- Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2009 AIT Room - Tokyo

2009 Tokyo Gallery + BTAP - Beijing

2009 KEUMSAN GALLERY - Seoul

2009 “art_icle Award 2009” DesignFesta Gallery - Tokyo

2001 Metropolitan Government Office station - Tokyo

2001 “Tama Vivant 2001”Tama Fine Art University - Tokyo

2001 Vermont Studio Center USA Open Studio

1998 “Philip Morris Art Award Final Selection”- Tokyo

1998 Exhibition of Tokyo Outdoors Contemporary Sculpture -Tokyo

1998 Setagaya Museum - Tokyo

Award

2009 art_icle Award 2009 Grand prix

2001 Artist Grant of Vermont Studio Center

1998 Encouragement Prize

1998 Exhibition of Tokyo Outdoors Contemporary Sculpture

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