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SELECTED WORKS BY Nobuko Tsuchiya

..."quietly now"...
Nobuko Tsuchiya
..."quietly now"...

2003

mixed media

60 x 64 x 28 cm
Nobuko Tsuchiya’s assemblages are primitive inventions. Antennae, rags, plastic tubing, and an old pair of shoes stand in for the workings of hi-tech equipment, their functions as obscure as some of the objects which compose them
Table Rabbit
Nobuko Tsuchiya
Table Rabbit

2003

mixed media

160 x 270 x 160 cm
It’s this design element of Nobuko Tsuchiya’s work which is most alluring. Each sculpture revels in its impoverished minimalism, almost zen-like its poetic accuracy, while at the same time alluding to an ancient and un-evolved Japanese Pop.
Sister of Nike
Nobuko Tsuchiya
Sister of Nike

2004

mixed media

160 x 100 x 100 cm
Sister of Nike could be a satellite dish, Your Chair an atomically fuelled cartoon prank, and Table Rabbit has something just a little too Hello Kittyâ„¢ about it.
... with an asparagus pillow ...
Nobuko Tsuchiya
... with an asparagus pillow ...

2003

mixed media

104.5 x 90 x 42 cm
Formed from spindly make-shift pipes and air ducts, there’s something sinister underlying Nobuko Tsuchiya’s Luddite cutesy-ness.
Parking Fish Project
Nobuko Tsuchiya
Parking Fish Project

2003

mixed media

77 x 36 x 43 cm
Haywire tubes feeding to and from dishes of mysterious liquid, ‘electronic’ connections held together with wooden clothes pegs, and vials suspended with bits of string: there’s an overwhelming possibility that her experiments might explode at any moment.
Your Chair
Nobuko Tsuchiya
Your Chair

2003

mixed media

50 x 176 x 50 cm
“Not everything is as it appears in my work, not everything is done on purpose. My decisions are made by using what you could call a different form of thinking, and are made to operate between harmony and discord, control and the lack of it. I always try to develop the conversation between the things in my work and myself. Maybe this sounds idiotic, but it is my honest feeling."
They Jumped
Nobuko Tsuchiya
They Jumped

2003

mixed media

76 x 97 x 40 cm
Nobuko Tsuchiya "different form of thinking" and quietly dramatic feel for her materials result in works that are at once threatening and beguiling.
... once upon a time ...
Nobuko Tsuchiya
... once upon a time ...

2003

mixed media

74 x 70 x 46 cm
Each sculpture revels in its impoverished minimalism, almost zen-like its poetic accuracy, while at the same time alluding to an ancient and un-evolved Japanese Pop.

Nobuko Tsuchiya's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1972, Yokohama, Japan
Lives and works in London



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Sailing Over A Cardboard Sea, Performance, Londres

2009
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris

2008
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

2007
Dialogue I, Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy
‘Once upon a time, in a distant place there was a parking fish project’, SCAI The Bathhouse Gallery, Tokyo

2005
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

2003
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Quiet Attentions- Departure From Women

2009
How To Change Your Life In A Day, Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris

2007
Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century , New Museum, New York

2006
Beauty And The Beast, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Galleria Nicola Fornello, Prato
Sculpture/Object, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke –on-Trent, Hanley
Exhibition 1, Dreamworks, Haas and Mayer, Gallery Zurich

2005
This storm is what we call progress, Arnolfini, Bristol

2004
Non Toccare La Donna Bianca – Arte Contemporanea fra diversità e liberazione, Fondazione Sandretto
Re Rebaudengo, Torino (cat.)
Britannia Works, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre & Renos Xippas Gallery, Athens (cat.)
New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, London

2003
50 Biennale di Venezia, Venezia (cat.)

2002
Opening exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London