The painter Hiraku Suzuki’s work springs more from an excavation of things hidden in the here and now rather than depicting objects or ideas in a classical way. Widely acclaimed for his work, Mr. Suzuki has participated in major group exhibitions including at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and in international exhibitions in France, Sweden, Australia, and Brazil. He is a 2001 graduate of Musashino Art University and earned his M.F.A. from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2008. He was featured alongside fellow 2011 ACC grantee, Enrico Isamu Oyama, in the Tokyo Street exhibition on urban Japanese street art in Singapore in early 2013.
Grants Awarded2011 | Visual Art | United States
to research contemporary art and art activities, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency at Location One in the United States
Cosmos \ Intime - The Takahashi Collection is the first time that forty works of this incomparable collection will be presented outside Japan. Among the 22 artists in this selection made in collaboration with Ryûtarô Takahashi include international stars of contemporary art such as ACC grantees Yayoi Kusama, Makato Aida, Kohei Nawa, Aiko Miyanaga, Motohiko Odani, and Hiraku Suzuki, among many other contemporary artists.
Animamix artworks created by artists from China Taiwan, Japan and South Korea will be displayed in the exhibition, which including comics, sculptures, installations and videos.
Hence, animamix goes beyond the limitation of races, religions, nations, gender and age, as contemporary artists starts to use cartoon figures and fictional scenes to express their feeling to the surroundings. Animation aesthetics become a bond between true life and dreamland, reality and imagination. At the same time, it also mention the aesthetics life in next century.
Seeing is something most of us take for granted. Yet, to consciously see is surprisingly difficult, and as a result, we tend to miss much of what there is to see. An art museum is a place for “seeing,” “admiring,” and “thinking about” artworks. To the visitors to this exhibition, whether they normally enjoy viewing artworks or find it difficult, we would like to say, “First of all, begin by seeing well.” The exhibition “Adventures in ‘Seeing’” starts there.Open yourself to the artwork a little more than usual. Stand and view it 10 seconds longer than usual. After viewing it thoroughly, relax and view it a little more. Doing so, you will begin to see details you had not noticed, and your imagination will have time to come into play. Discoveries, surprises, and new feelings will come to you in an experience really no different from an adventure story.
Grantee: Suzuki Hiraku
ACC alumnus Hiraku Suzuki's solo exhibition "Traffic" applies his methodology of ‘excavation’, in the sense that he seeks to express what is beyond time, but still occupying given space. His method has now gone on to a higher level. It is tempting to say his ‘excavations’ are conducted to dig out the crossroads between time and space.
Grantee: Suzuki Hiraku