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Blume & Poe

FullSizeRender.jpgGathering and Territory – S // Kishio Suga // 1995/2017 // wood, metal // installed dimensions variable

At Blume & Poe’s LA location is a retrospective of Japanese artist Kishio Suga. Some of Suga’s early works on paper are on view in addition to large scale installations. Known for his artistic practice of combining natural and man-made works in the Japanese style of Mono-ha, Suga’s minimal artistic manner is evident. For many of these installations, they will never look the same way as they do in Blume & Poe as their dimensions vary each time they are installed.

FullSizeRender 2Gathering and Territory – S // Kishio Suga // 1995/2017 // wood, metal // installed dimensions variable

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Differentiated Orders // Kishio Suga // stone, paper // 1979/2017 // installed dimensions variable

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(Back Wall) Cause of Directionality // Kishio Suga // wood, paint // 2016 (Floor) Contored Positioning // Kishio Suga // 1982/2017 // wood, branches // installed dimensions variable

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Layered Dependence // Kishio Suga // wallpaper, marker ink // 1977

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Continuous Existence – L // Kishio Suga // 1977/2017 // branches, rope, zinc plate, stone // installed dimensions variable

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Units of Dependency // Kishio Suga // 1974/2017 // concrete blocks, grass // installed dimensions variable

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IMG_9570Accumulated Phases // Kishio Suga // paper, stone & earth // 1979/2016

Combining natural objects such as stones and earth with man-made objects such as metal and vinyl, Kishio Suga creates works that question man’s relationship with the natural world. As one of the founders of the Japanese movement Mono-ha (School of Things), some of Suga’s minimalist pieces appear to transformational. For instance, the installation of Diagonal Phase is dependent on the height of the gallery, allowing the work to appear differently each time it is displayed.

IMG_9576Placement of Condition // Kishio Suga // stone & wire // 1973/2016

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Diagonal Phase // Kishio Suga // wood & stone // 1969/2012

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Accumulated Effects // Kishio Suga // stone & vinyl // 1979/2016

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Law of Halted Space // Kishio Suga // wood & metal // 2016