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Kyotaro Hakamata

Date: 2015-01-17 Category:

Born in 1963, Shizuoka Japan. Kyotaro Hakamata is a sculptor well known for his colorful striped sculptures. Stripes are visually strong so that they destroy your sight. Your recognition will be disturbed by the stripes to perceive the sculpture’s shape and its texture. Another feature of Hakamata’s works is duplication. The same motifs are often created in different sizes or one ready-made product is cut and built into two sculptures which are exactly in the same shape of the original product. Duplication is quietly asking us of what is real and what is not whether there is a boundary within the two. His sculptures and installation unseal your subconsciousness.

 

Education
1994-95 Studied in Philadelphia Under Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists
1987 Faculty of Sculpture in Musashino Art Univesity
Awards
2012 The 24th Takashimaya Art Award ,Takashimaya Culture Foundation
2012 The Shizuoka Prefectural Award of Cultural Advancement
1996 The Most Promissing Young Talent in Fine Art Division, The Gotoh Memorial Cultural Award (Studied and Stayed in China, Tibet, Nepal, etc.)
Collection
Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi
Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Nagano
Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
Shiseido Art House, Shizuoka
Faret Tachikawa, Tokyo
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo
Conrad Tokyo, Tokyo
Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto ,Kyoto

Twitter
@hakakyo

Gallery
MA2 Gallery, Tokyo
AISHO MIURA ARTS, Tokyo

 

Exhibition Images

Installation view of 'Shizuoka Project 1. Kyotaro Hakamata solo exhibition' 2011, Courtesy of Shizuoka City Museum of ART, Photo by Ken Kato

Installation view of ‘Shizuoka Project 1. Kyotaro Hakamata solo exhibition’ 2011, Courtesy of Shizuoka City Museum of ART, Photo by Ken Kato

Exhibition view of 'People in a Skit' MA2Gallery, 2012

Exhibition view of ‘People in a Skit’ MA2Gallery, 2012

Exhibition view of 'People in a Skit' MA2Gallery, 2012

Exhibition view of ‘People in a Skit’ MA2Gallery, 2012

Exhibition view of 'Tsubaki-Kai 2007 Trans-Figurative' 2007, Courtesy of Shiseido Gallery, Photo by Tadasu Yamamoto

Exhibition view of ‘Tsubaki-Kai 2007 Trans-Figurative’ 2007, Courtesy of Shiseido Gallery, Photo by Tadasu Yamamoto