• OTSUKI Takayuki

    CAREER1957
    Born in Ibaraki, JAPAN
    1979
    Graduated from Nihon University College of Art
    2005
    Professor of Nihon University

    PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:
    2004
    Gallery GAN, Tokyo
    1997
    Atagoyama Gallery, Tokyo (’90/ ’86)
    1981
    Runami Gallery, Tokyo

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
    2005
    New Heavy “The Iron to Feel” The Proposal by Five Sculptors. CAP HOUSE, Hyogo
    Art of Tsukuba. Ibaraki
    2003
    The 5th Exhibition of Amabiki Village and Sculpture. Yamato, Ibaraki (’99/ ’97-’98)
    2002
    Session 3. Gallery Seira, Tokyo
    2000
    Exhibition of Lithograph by Sculptors. Gallery OM, Kanagawa
    1998
    The Magnetic Field of Contemporary Art Tsukuba 1998. Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
    1997
    ’97 Taegu Asia Arts Exhibition. KOREA
    1996
    Art with Bodily Sensations ’96: The Survival Tool that thinks with artists. Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba
    1989
    Art in Ibaraki 1945-1988. The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    PARTY 3. Toshiba bldg.., Hamamatsu-cho, Tokyo (’88)
    1985
    Tsukuba International Environmental Arts Symposium ’85. Ibaraki
    1983
    The 4th Kita-kanto Art Exhibition. Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts

  • zigzag to the sky

    steel
    500×7500×360 (h)cm


  • Cloud gap

    steel

    1000×900×270 (h)cm


  • Day and Night

    Corten steel

    250×140×270 (h)cm


  • Clouds go

    Steel

    950×200×250 (h)cm
    850×200×270 (h)cm

    One memory from when I was a student was the song in “Manyoshu (the Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves)” that went ‘my foot got stuck in mud and I couldn’t move, but the clouds kept passing by’. I remember thinking the relationship between that person and the clouds was so beautiful. I am gazing at the sky of Amabiki, clouds and my consciousness flow across space and time.


  • gravitational woods

    Steel, Water

    2,000×1,200×320(h)cm 5pieces


  • Circle

    Steel

    300×330×340 (h)cm

    The inspiration for this work actually came from the site where I intended to place it.
    The first things I feel standing by the riverside are the breadth of the sky, and the great expanse of rural scenery, bounded by Mt. Tsukuba and Mt. Kaba.
    I thought that perhaps, by incorporating this scenery into my work, I could reveal what lay beyond it.


  • SPRING VEIL

    Steel

    150×350×300 (h)cm
    ×3pieces

    I created this sculpture as I was waiting for spring. The land alongside the Sakura River has returned to its original appearance after the two-month exhibition period. Overgrown with verdant reeds, the breeze rustles gently over the land.


  • The alley like a maze

    Iron

    700×200×160 cm
    2000 kg


  • Ark

    Iron

    300×350×300 cm
    2000 kg


  • Clossing

    Iron

    245×260×180 cm
    1500 kg