ShugoArts

Naofumi MARUYAMA

Waterfront Scenery (201705)
2017, acrylic on cotton, 112x145.5cm, [12729]
Waterfront Scenery (201704)
2017, acrylic on cotton, 112x145.5cm, [12731]
Waterfront Scenery (201603)
2016, acrylic on cotton, 181.8x291.0cm, [12387]
Waterfront Scenery (201402)
2014, acrylic on cotton, 72.5x100cm [11883]
rice fields
2013, acrylic on cotton, 181.8x227.3cm [10709]
December
2013, acrylic on cotton, 72.7x91cm [10710]
early summer rain 2
2012, acrylic on cotton, 145.4x227.5cm [10051]
puddle in the woods 5
2010, acrylic on cotton, 227.3x181.8cm [9152]
story
2009, acrylic on cotton, 181.8x227.3cm [8529]
meltwater 2
2008, acrylic, cotton, 276x134cm [8127]
overview
Born in Niigata, Japan in 1964. Maruyama currently lives and works in Tokyo. He has become one of the most important painters in Japan since the 1990s. The artist incorporates the stain technique, a painting technique using cotton cloths soaked with water and acrylics, in order to depict his motifs which are so soft that they melt with time and place. His paintings are figurative yet abstract, ushering the viewers to a plateau where there is no boundary between a subject and an object; in other words, the viewers become part of his paintings. Maruyama’s painting practice is bolstered by his diligent, rational and sincere research and practice of “the possibility of the spaces that exist only inside paintings.” He has been a Professor in the Painting Department at the Musashino Art University since 2000. Maruyama received The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technologyʼs Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists in 2008.
Selected exhibitions: Lascaux and Weather, ShugoArts,Tokyo, 2018; FLOWING, Wooson Gallery, Daegu, 2017; GROUND2: Talking About Paintings, Talking About Seeing, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, 2016; Niigata Creations ‒ Museum in Motion, Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, 2014; Floating Boat, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, 2011; Transparent Footsteps, ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2010; the front in the back, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2008; Portrait Session, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2007; The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2005; HAPPINESS: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR ART + LIFE, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2003; Taipei Biennial: Great Theatre of the World, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 2002; MOT Annual 1999: Modest Radicalism, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 1999; 8th Triennale-India, Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, New Delhi, 1994; Solo at Satani Gallery Tokyo, 1992
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MORIMURA Yasumasa, Naofumi MARUYAMA

Participate: Globe as a Palette ; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection 
Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido

2019.9.7 Sat - 11.10 Sun
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Masato KOBAYASHI, Masaya CHIBA, Naofumi MARUYAMA, MORIMURA Yasumasa

Participate: Weavers of Worlds – A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art –
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

2019.3.29 Fri - 6.16 Sun
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Naofumi MARUYAMA

Lascaux and Weather

2018.7.7 Sat - 8.10 Fri

Naofumi MARUYAMA, Waterfront Scenery (201809), 2018, acrylic on cotton, 90x145.7cm
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Study

A video sketch for image
Filmed by Naofumi MARUYAMA
©︎Naofumi MARUYAMA

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Interview 2018.06 at his atelier

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Participate: Monet’s Legacy
Yokohama Museum of Art

2018.7.14 Sat - 9.24 Mon

Naofumi MARUYAMA, puddle in the woods 5, 2010, acrylic on cotton, 227.3x181.8cm

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Leiko IKEMURA, Aki KONDO, Naofumi MARUYAMA

participate : The Collection of the Takamatsu Art Museum + In Spilling Light with Chuta Kimura

2018.2.17 Sat - 3.25 Sun

Leiko IKEMURA, Pacific Red 2006, Takamatsu Art Museum collection
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Naofumi MARUYAMA

Solo Exhibition : flowing WOOSON GALLERY Daegu Korea

2017.7.6 Thu - 9.8 Fri
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