Selected works by Nobuko Tsuchiya

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

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.

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 Kitty™ about it.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.


Other Resources

artfacts.net
Modern and Contemporary artist and art - Nobuko Tsuchiya

the-artists.org
Modern and contemporary artists and art; Nobuko Tsuchiya

guardian.co.uk - Picture perfect
From decadent painters to death-defying video-makers, Adrian Searle introduces
the undiscovered artists who will colour the future

artnet.de
Nobuko Tsuchiya (Japanese), 1972 - Featured artist works, exhibitions and biography
from Anthony Reynolds Gallery.

anthonyreynolds.com - Anthony Reynolds exhibits Nobuko Tsuchiya
Extensive collection of Nobuko Tsuchiya works including Freddie Freeloader

artnews.info
Catalogue, images, vita and contact details

fogless.net
Nobuko Tsuchiya Interviewed by Toyoko Ito