Galerie Jeanne-Bucher / Jaeger Bucher

Susumu Shingu

(Japanese, born 1937)

arbre flottant by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Arbre flottant, 2006

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astral rhythm by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Astral Rhythm, 2012

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floating town by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Floating Town, 2012

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legend of light by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Legend of Light, 2012

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little wings by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Little wings, 2011

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night flight by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Night Flight, 2012

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petit bois/small forest by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Petit Bois/Small Forest, 2006

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small banquet by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Small Banquet, 2012

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snow flower by susumu shingu

Susumu Shingu

Snow Flower, 2010

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Biography

Timeline

1937
Born July 13, Osaka, Japan.
1960 - 1962
Studied oil painting under Franco Gentilini at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma.
1960
Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts with a major in oil painting under Ryohei Koiso. Awarded scholarship by Italian government to study in Rome.
1966
First showing of three-dimensional sculptures at Galleria Blu, Milan. Returned to Japan.
1967
Ube Open-Air Art Museum prize at 2nd Contemporary Japanese SculptureShow.
1968
One of eight sculptors chosen to exhibit works at EXPO '70 Osaka.
1971 - 1972
Visiting Artist, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1979
4th Isoya Yoshida Prize. Prizes from National Museum of Art, Osaka, and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art at 8th Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Show.
1980
8th Outdoor Sculpture Prize of Nagano City.
1986
Yokohama Biennale '86 Sculpture Exhibition grand prize and 18th Japan Grand Prix of Art.

Exhibitions

2009
Susumu Shingu - Planet of Wind and Water, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris France (solo).
2008
Espace Collectivités au Bourget, Paris, France (solo).
2006
Sculptures du Respir, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris (solo)
2001
Wind Caravan on the frozen Lake Inari in the Arctic Circle of Finland, on the rocky hill of Tamdaght, Ouarzazate in Morocco, on the steppe of Undur Dov in Mongolia and on the dunes of Cumbuco, Ceará in Brazil.
Encounter with Nature at Maison Hermès in Tokyo, Japan (solo).
Glasgow School of Art and Podium Gallery at Glasgow School of Architecture, Scotland (solo)
2000
Exhibited in Vision on Water in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Wind Caravan in the rice paddies in Sanda, Hyogo, Japan and on an Motukorea Island in Auckland, New Zealand.
1999
Exhibited in Champs de la Sculpture 2000 on Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris.
1998
Exhibited a sculpture at EXPO'98 Lisbon, Portugal.

Literature

2008
Shingu. (Découvrons L'Art), Bernard Vasseur. Edition Cercle d'Art, Paris, France.
2006
Shingu. Pater Buchanan, Renzo Piano, Jirí Kylián and Yusuke Nakahara. Edition Cercle d'Art, Paris, France.
Les Petits Oiseaux. Gallimard Jeunesse, Paris.
2004
When You Turn on the Faucet (« Little Children's Science Companion », No 25) Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.
Wind Planet. Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.
2003
Wind Caravan. Brain Center Inc.
2002
Wind Traveler ( Kase-no-Tabibito). Fuso Publishing Inc.
1999
Little Pond, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.
1997
Shingu : Message from Nature. Renzo Piano, Pierre Restany and Susumu Shingu. Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, USA.
Kippis's Earth Journey (« A World of Wonders », No. 111) Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.