photo: SAIKI Taku
|Material/ Technique||polyurethane, clay, wood (willow), paints, etc.|
|Copyright Notice||© TSUBAKI Noboru|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2003|
|Description||Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1953. Lives and works in Hyogo.|
For many years Tsubaki Noboru worked as a high school teacher while pursuing his art practice. He held a series of solo exhibitions at galleries in Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya. In 1989 he exhibited an organic, yellow, diabolical piece as part of the “Against Nature” exhibition that toured the USA, arousing considerable interest. Since then he has continued exhibiting overseas, and again attracted public attention with a giant inflatable locust installed on a wall at the Inter Continental Hotel for the Yokohama Triennale 2001.
This work was created and exhibited as the twin to "Fresh Gasoline" (1989), the work in the “Against Nature” exhibition that attracted so much public attention. The title derives from the fact that at the time that he made the piece, the artist had a distrust of art criticism and art critics. In outward appearance the work resembles an internal organ or a mysterious marine organism, but in fact the artist was not trying to create a particular form, but rather “made [it] to fit the shape of my room… like bees make a hive.” It is an extraordinary form created in a space used as part of everyday life from inexpensive, easily obtainable materials such as plywood, plaster, oilbased clay, and automobile paint.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.