Akio Igarashi

Akio Igarashi (1938)

Woont in Echizen City, Japan. Werkt in Echizen City, Japan.

Igarashi’s fundamentele onderzoek naar vorm, kleur en oppervlakte maakte in 2016 bij zijn entree in onze galerie indruk. Wij lieten een reeks schilderijen zien uit de jaren zeventig waarbij de aangebrachte verflagen met een meditatieve precisie zijn weggeschrapt. Met zijn methodiek onderzoekt Igarashi de mogelijkheid om het idee van tijd en ruimtelijkheid te laten samenvallen in zijn werk. Deze fascinatie is te herleiden naar het begrip ‘being-time’ dat in het Zen Boeddhisme een fundamenteel begrip is. De vertaling van een filosofische traditie naar een eigentijds abstract beeld is een kwaliteit die de beste Japanse kunst van de afgelopen decennia kenmerkt.

Willem Baars Projects
Amsterdam - Nederland

CV Akio Igarashi

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 AKIO IGARASHI, Paintings and drawings 1975 - 95, Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam, NL 2016 paintings from 70s – early 80s, Gallery Yamaguchi kunst-bau, Osaka 2015 paintings as substance 1969-72, Gallery Yamaguchi kunst-bau, Osaka 2014 gallery Axsis 6917, Fukui 2013 E&C Gallery, Fukui 2009 GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2008 GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2007 GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2006 Gallery Yamaguchi kunst-bau, Osaka 2005 GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo gallery yuragi, Kyoto 2004 GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2003 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 2002 Sabae City Archives Center, Fukui Gallery G2, Fukui 2001 CASO + Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 1998 Gallery 17, Kanazawa Gallery Coco, Kyoto Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1997 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 1996 Base Gallery, Tokyo Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1995 Gallery 360°, Tokyo Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1994 Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1993 ELF Fukui Gallery, Fukui 1992 Izumi Gallery, Fukui Gallery OH, Ichinomiya 1988 Gallery Coco, Kyoto 1987 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 1986 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 1985 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka Gallery M, Obama 1984 Gallery Coco, Kyoto Space B’, Fukui Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka R gallery, Fukui 1983 Utsubo Gallery, Osaka 1982 Utsubo Gallery, Osaka 1981 Utsubo Gallery, Osaka 1980 Utsubo Gallery, Osaka 1979 3rd Floor Gallery, Kyoto 1978 3rd Floor Gallery, Kyoto Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo 1977 Gallery Kurenai, Kyoto Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo 1976 Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka 1974 Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka 1966 Gallery Kurenai, Kyoto SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 LINE - Igarashi Akio & Keiko Ikeda, Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka Fukui’s Modern art and Hokubi, Parea Wakasa Gallery, Wakasa 2013 Large Scale Paintingss – Akio Igarashi, Kanei Masao, Keiji Usami, Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 2011 TEXTURE – Surface adovocating, Grid, Tottori Drawing/Brushstrokes Akio Igarashi and Tetsuya Miyagawa, Fukui City Art Museum, Fukui 2009 Black & White, GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2008 1st Small Format, GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo Akio Igarashi New works, GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo Works of aluminum, Akio Igaarashi, Daniel Gotten, Natsuo Hashimoto, GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo Akio Igarashi、Dieter Villinger、Donald Judd, GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2007 Akio Igarashi - New works of aluminum Plate, GALLERY TERASHITA, Tokyo 2001 Art document 2001 Fukui’s Art Now – from Forest to city, Kanetsu craft center Art Core, Fukui 1999 Outlook of Japanese Modern Art’, Tokyo station gallery, Tokyo 1998 Query against “EXIST”, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Toyama 1996 Japanese Modern Art 50 persons– Presentiment for 21 century, Navio Museum, Osaka 6th Toyama international Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama Structure of pictures – one color one form, Bunpodo Gallery, Tokyo1995Fukui’s Art after the second war, ELF Fukui Gallery 1992 Temptation of Brushstroke – from Monet and Seifu to today, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto 1991 Contemporary Art Fair Nagoya, Electrical Cultural hall, NagoyaASPECT OF FUKUI CONTEMPORARY ART. Vol.2, Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1989 Drawing/ Printing/ Molding of paper, Quebec Canada 1998 8th Modern art Imadate Paper、Imadate Center, Fikui 1985 World of Noriaki Fujisawa - Noriaki Fujisawa and international artists, Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui Japanese art fair ’85, SOGO Department Store, Osaka 1986 Shiga Annual ’86 – ambiguous surface, The Museum of Modern Art, ShigaFukui Art Today ’86, Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui Modern White and Black, The Museum of Modern Art ,Saitama, Saitama 1983 Shutaro Tsuchioka ,Hokuso-Hokubi and Modern Art Museum, Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1st Osaka Modern Art Fair 83’, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka 1982 7th British International Print Biennale,Bradford Great Britain 1981 Invitation Modern Art Exhibition Kobe – Approach to Plane, Kobe Port Island Museum, Kobe 1980 Fukui Modern Art Exhibition, Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui 1977 12th Ljubljana International Print Biennale, Ljubljana YugoslaviaWorld Print Competition ’77, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Modern Print Competition Osaka, Osak Prefectural Gallery, Osaka 1976 Art – Now '76, Hyougo Modern Art Museum, KobeJapan Art Festival Exhibition, Tokyo ,Seattle and Los Angels 1966 Hokubi Group Exhibition' (-'73), Fukui 1964 8th Shell Art Award Exhibition, Shirakiya, Tokyo/ Fujii Daimaru, Kyoto LITERATURE 2004 Yoshinobu Shimazaki 'Power of Brush Stroke' 2002 Sadao Serikawa 'Akio Igarashi - Suppression and fertility’ Gallery G2 Yuko Inoue ‘The door of light’ Leaflet of Sabae City Archives Centeri 1998 Shino Masahiro ‘It has not yet been resolved’ Solo exhibition’s handout of Gallery Coco, Kyoto 1997 Nakahara Yusuke “white painting with a pregtant movement – universe of art, Magazine VOICE 1996 Nakahara Yusuke ‘The White Paintings’ Pamphlet of Base Gallery Nakahara Yusuke ‘Minimized Expressionistic’ Catalogue of 6th International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Toyama/ TOYAMA NOW ‘96 Arata Tani “Maturity from reduction/Distance from reduction” from catalogue of Bunpodo Gallery, Tokyo 1992 Kunio Motoe 'A White Nimbus – The Works of Akio Igarashi –' Akio Igarashi 'AKIO IGARASHI' 1991 Sadao Serikawa 'ASPECT OF FUKUI CONTEMPORARY ART. Vol.2' Jounal published by Fukui Fine Arts Museu Yusuke Nakahara 'Igarashi Akio,Touching Light' 80’s ART 100 Forms Shino Masahiro 'Akio Igarashi’s Paintings' Catalogue of ASPECT OF FUKUI CONTEMPORARY ART. Vol.2' 1990 Akio Igarashi 'The meaning of white works' ACRYLART VOL.14 Norihiro Nakajima 'Construction and Dissection' catalogue of Gallery Yamaguchi 1989 Yusuke Nakahara 'Akio Igarashi's white paintings' INAX ART NEWS NO.83 Kiyofumi Motoyama'Accumulating/ Be Cutting "Time"' Catalogue of Gallery OH Yoshihiro Nakatani 'To ''White"' Modern Art Critic Magazine AC 1986 Masaharu Ono ' An extract from “The Ambiguous Surface”' Catalogue of SHIGA ANNUAL '86 1985 Keinosuke Murata Solo Exhibition’s Catalogue of Gallery Yamaguchi Tetsuro Murofushi Printing Dictionary Tokyo Publication kk 1984 Inui Yoshiaki 'Illusion As a Plane' Catalogue of solo Exhibition Gallery Coco Masaaki Kambara 'Thinking of Wall' Gallery M Tsushin Masatsugu Kashio 'Accumlation of a Mark' Catalogue of solo Exhibition space B'Inui Yoshiaki 'Rhythm and transparency of the Body-Akio Igarashi' Hanga-Geijyutu No.18