Shinji Ogawa

Biography

The silk screen of Nana Ando is overprinted with the motif of the ornamental plants taken in the photograph. The rhythm created by the repeated differences releases the line of sight that is familiar with order and directs us to a new space. By harmonizing the delicate gradation such as ink painting and silk screen, it invites what you see into a mysterious world. It is uncertain whether the plants that appear to be floating remain or float. However, in a world like the water of Ando Nana, the plants are alive and beautiful.

The silk screen of Nana Ando is overprinted with the motif of the ornamental plants taken in the photograph. The rhythm created by the repeated differences releases the line of sight that is familiar with order and directs us to a new space. By harmonizing the delicate gradation such as ink painting and silk screen, it invites what you see into a mysterious world. It is uncertain whether the plants that appear to be floating remain or float. However, in a world like the water of Ando Nana, the plants are alive and beautiful.

History

1959      Born in Yamaguchi, Japan

1983      Mie University, Mie, Japan, Art Department, Faculty of Education

<Solo Exhibitions>
2016      “Shinji Ogawa Solo Exhibition” Chiba City Museum of Art 

               “Mirror” AISHONANZUKA, Hong kong

2015      “Secret Mirror Standing Pine”  in Nagoya

2014      “Shinji Ogawa Solo Show vol.10”  in Basel 

2013      “Shinji Ogawa Solo Show” Art Basel, Hong Kong

              “A view of world lines” Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura

              “PROJECTION” Miura Jiro Gallery, Tokyo

2011      Behind You / Closed Book

              Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room Shinjuku, Tokyo

2008      Shinji Ogawa – Perverse Realism, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland

              Souvenir, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka

2007      French Milk Crown, Weissfeld, Tokyo

2006      Shinji Ogawa – Interfering Worlds, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2005      Conversation Piece, Nagoya University Museum, Nagoya

2004      Paintings, Ema Daikanyama, Tokyo 

              Harunobu Renzokutai, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka

              Soubou, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka

2003      Solo Exhibition, Tokino Wasuremono, Tokyo

              Zonder Jou, Tokyo

2002      Souvenir / Souverain, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi 

2001      Another Drop, Gallery Caption, Gifu

              Perfect Saku Island, Benten Gallery, Aichi 

              Soubou, The Contemporary Museum, Nagoya

              Solo Exhibition, Gallery16, Kyoto

<Group Exhibitions>
2017      Art in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Porland 

              Open Week 9 days of Fun with Art, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo

2016      L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI, MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Arts), Roma

              Spider Silk, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi   

              The Collection of the Takamatsu Art Museum, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa

2015      Shape of the Human Being: Focusing on Contemporary Art from the ’00s and Beyond, 
              Takamatsu Historical Museum, Kagawa

              Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland 

2014      In The Water by Un Kyung Hur & Shinji Ogawa, XVA Gallery, Dubai

              Appetizing Art: When Art Meets Food, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa

              Currents: Japanese Contemporary Art, The James Christie Room, Hong Kong 

2012      “The Allure of the Collection”  The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2011      “The Eyes of Twelve Artists ”  Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo

              “History in Art ” Museum of contemporary art in Krakow, Poland

<Public Collections>
– Takamatsu city museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan

– Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

– Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan 

– The National Museum Art, Osaka, Japan

– The Museum Modern  Art, Shiga, Japan

– Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan 

– Tokai City Museum of contemporary art in Krakow, Poland 

– Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland

1959      Born in Yamaguchi, Japan

1983      Mie University, Mie, Japan, Art
              Department, Faculty of Education

<Solo Exhibitions>
2016      “Shinji Ogawa Solo Exhibition” Chiba
              City Museum of Art 

               “Mirror” AISHONANZUKA, Hong kong

2015      “Secret Mirror Standing Pine”  
              in Nagoya

2014      “Shinji Ogawa Solo Show vol.10”
              in Basel 

2013      “Shinji Ogawa Solo Show” Art Basel,
              Hong Kong

              “A view of world lines” Kamakura
              Gallery, Kamakura

              “PROJECTION” Miura Jiro Gallery, Tokyo

2011      Behind You / Closed Book

              Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room
              Shinjuku, Tokyo

2008      Shinji Ogawa – Perverse Realism,
              Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland

              Souvenir, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka

2007      French Milk Crown, Weissfeld, Tokyo

2006      Shinji Ogawa – Interfering Worlds,
              The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2005      Conversation Piece, Nagoya University
              Museum, Nagoya

2004      Paintings, Ema Daikanyama, Tokyo 

              Harunobu Renzokutai, Kouichi
              Fine Arts, Osaka

              Soubou, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka

2003      Solo Exhibition, Tokino Wasuremono,
              Tokyo

              Zonder Jou, Tokyo

2002      Souvenir / Souverain, Toyota Municipal
              Museum of Art, Aichi 

2001      Another Drop, Gallery Caption, Gifu

              Perfect Saku Island, Benten Gallery,
              Aichi 

              Soubou, The Contemporary Museum,
              Nagoya

              Solo Exhibition, Gallery16, Kyoto

<Group Exhibitions>
2017      Art in Art, Museum of Contemporary
              Art in Krakow, Porland 

              Open Week 9 days of Fun with Art,
              Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo

2016      L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI,
              MAXXI (National Museum of 21st
              Century Arts), Roma

              Spider Silk, Toyota Municipal Museum
              of Art, Aichi   

              The Collection of the Takamatsu Art
              Museum, Takamatsu Art Museum,
              Kagawa

2015      Shape of the Human Being: Focusing on
              Contemporary Art from the ’00s and
              Beyond, Takamatsu Historical Museum,
              Kagawa

              Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art
              from Japan, Museum of Contemporary
              Art in Krakow, Poland 

2014      In The Water by Un Kyung Hur &
              Shinji Ogawa, XVA Gallery, Dubai

              Appetizing Art: When Art Meets Food,
              Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa

              Currents: Japanese Contemporary Art,
              The James Christie Room, Hong Kong 

2012      “The Allure of the Collection”  The
              National Museum of Art, Osaka

2011      “The Eyes of Twelve Artists ”  Tokyo
              Station Gallery, Tokyo

              “History in Art ” Museum of
              contemporary art in Krakow, Poland

<Public Collections>
– Takamatsu city museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan

– Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

– Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan 

– The National Museum Art, Osaka, Japan

– The Museum Modern  Art, Shiga, Japan

– Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota,
   Japan 

– Tokai City Museum of contemporary art in Krakow, Poland 

– Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland

Available Works