Shigeru HASEGAWA “memento mori” at Shouonji temple
Venue: Shouonji temple 3-23-20 Misonocho, Kodaira-city, Tokyo
Opening hour: 12：00～18：00
Closed on Tues. Wed.
Cooperation: S.O.C. Satoko Oe Contemporary
Born in 1963. 1988 completed Aichi University of the Arts, M.A. Went over to Germany, completed Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, M.A. in 1992, then went to Netherlands, Stayed at De Ateliers in Amsterdam between 1992-1994. Came back to Japan, and energetically had many solo shows. One of the painters of the “New Figurative Painting” together with Yoshitomo NARA, Hiroshi SUGITO, Takanobu KOBAYASHI, Masahiko KUWAHARA, and O JUN in 90s. At the same time, HASEGAWA was running T&S Gallery (Meguro, Tokyo) and curated the shows, introducing the young/emerging artists there. HASEGAWA stayed and worked in Amsterdam in 2003-2004. Dynamic brush stroke of the big sized painting influenced by the medieval, indoor painting is iconic character of the Hasegawa’s painting at that time.
However HASEGAWA stopped showing his works gradually and completed stopped showing after the show “HUMOR and LEAP of THOUGHT – Far beyond our recognizable world” at Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi in 2013. Restarted showing his works after the solo show of “PAINTING” at Satoko Oe Contemporary in 2019, and consistently looking for the real nature of “painting”.