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Shigeo TOYA

Body of the Gaze, Installation view
2019, ShugoArts
Body of the Gaze, Installation view
2019, ShugoArts
"Sculpture to Emerge" installation view
2017, Musashino Art University Museum & Library
Woods
2017, wood, wood ash, acrylic , 220x31x31cm [12860]
Woods X
2016, Wood, wood ash, acrylic, 220x31x31cm each, 30 pcs [12547]
Animal Track II
1989, Bronze, 41x631x24cm [1273]
Animal Track II instaration view
2016, Woods X, ShugoArts
Whirl Wind
1989, board, paper, plaster, conte, pastel, acrylic, 77x62x4.2cm [12563]
Relief 16-6
2016, Wood, wood ash, acrylic, 45x34.5x9cm
Mass of Folds Ⅰ
2015, Wood, wood ash, acrylic, 60x60x62cm, [12002]
Magic Symbol
2012, Wood ashes, acrylic, 60x63x13.5cm [10059]
Cave V
2011, wood, wood ashes, acrylic, 220x220x220cm, [9272]
Cave 2010
2010, wood, wood ashes, acrylic, 199x131x70cm, 199x131x59cm, 199x131x68cm, 199x131x68cm (a set of 4), [8977]
God of Thunder - 09
2009, wood, wood ashes, acrylic, H=1200cm, [8725]
Woods IX
2008, wood, wood ash, acrylic, 220x30x30cm each (a set of 30), [8000]
Double Reflected Mass
2006, wood, wood ashes, acrylic, 128x64x64cm, [6626]
From Borders VI
1998, wood, wood ashes, plaster, acrylic, 143x396x71.5cm [3337]
Interface III
1993, wood, wood ashes, acrylic, 95x95x95cm each (9 pcs), [1301]
Underground Room
1992, wood, wood ashes, glass, wax, lens, mixed media, 220x560x360cm, [1274]
Underground Room
1992, wood, wood ashes, glass, wax, lens, mixed media, 220x560x360cm, [1274]
Woods
1992, 世田谷美術館 / Setagaya Art Museum, # (unknown)
Gift of the Sea
1984-1990, bronze, 34x180x37cm [1290]
Gift of the Sea
1984-1990, bronze, 34x180x37cm [1290]
Something There
1986, wood, acrylic, 220x30x30cm [12618]
Something There
1985, wood, acrylic, 225x97x47cm [1291]
overview
Born in Nagano, Japan, in 1947. Currently lives and works in Saitama. Toya started his artistic career with his attempt to reconstruct sculpture as a medium, which had been deconstructed by the preceding art movements such as postminimalism and mono-ha. Since the 1970s, the artist has diligently pursued the principles and structures of sculpture, which resonate with the epistemological foundations of our very existence, underscoring their essence and possibility through his artmaking practice. By manipulating various art histories of all times and places, encompassing the period of cave paintings and Greco-Roman sculptures to contemporary art, with his bona fide sculptural philosophy, Toya has been recognized as one of the leading sculptors in Japan, Asia and the Pacific at large. The artist received the Art Encouragement Prize of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan in 2004 and his Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 2009. He is also a Professor Emeritus at Musashino Art University.
Selected exhibitions: Body of the Gaze, ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2019; Shigeo Toya−Sculpture to Emerge, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, 2017; Memories in the cave, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, 2011-12; Shigeo Toya : Folds, Gazes and Anima of the Woods, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, 2003; The 3rd Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, 2000; Forest of Visions, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 1995; Yama - Mori ‒ Mura, Kuma Museum of Art, Ehime, 1994; The First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1993; The 43rd Venice Biennale, Japanese Pavilion, Venice, 1988; Selected publications: Shigeo Toya−Sculpture and Words (Choukoku-To-Kotoba)1974-2013, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, 2014; Shigeo Toya−Sculpture to Emerge, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, 2017
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THE POTENTIALITY OF DRAWING, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2020.6.2 Tue - 6.21 Sun
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Yukio FUJIMOTO, Shigeo TOYA, MORIMURA Yasumasa

Participate: Starting Points: Japanese Art of the ‘80s
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

2018.7.7 Sat - 10.21 Sun
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Shigeo TOYA, MORIMURA Yasumasa

Participate: Art on the Road – Three Traveling Exhibitions from the Hara Museum
Hara Museum ARC

2018.3.10 Sat - 6.24 Sun
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Shigeo TOYA

“Shigeo TOYA—Sculpture to Emerge” related books

"Shigeo TOYA—Sculpture to Emerge" Catalogue raisonné
Editor: Kitazawa Tomoto
Contributor: Akatsuka, Yuji / Tanaka, Masayuki / Tanaka, Shuji
Publisher: Musashino Art University Museum & Library
Pages: 288p
Size: 22x15cm
Date: 16th October 2017

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"Shigeo TOYA—Sculpture to Emerge" Document
Editor: Kitazawa Tomoto
Contributor: Kitazawa, Tomoto/Suzuki, Katsuo/Tanaka, Masayuki/Tanaka, Shuji/TOYA, Shigeo/Haito, Masahiko/Minemura, Toshiaki
Publisher: Musashino Art University Museum & Library
Pages: 80p
Size: 22x15cm
Date: March 2018
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Solo Exhibition : Sculpture to Emerge Musashino Art University Museum & Library

2017.10.16 Mon - 11.11 Sat
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Interview in his Chichibu Studio. 2016.10.28

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Woods X

2016.12.16 Fri - 2017.2.5 Sun

Shigeo Toya  Woods X
December 16 Fri, 2016 − February 5 Sun, 2017
Opening Party: December 16 Fri, 17:00-19:00
Venue: ShugoArts

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