Susumu Koshimizu

From Surface to Surface

1971, remade 1986

Artist
Susumu Koshimizu born 1944
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
Displayed: 3000 x 8100 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2008
Reference
T12822

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Koshimizu investigates the substance of wood by sawing planks into different shapes, exposing their surface qualities through different kinds of repetitive cuts. Koshimizu was part of Mono Ha (‘School of Things’), which reacted against the embrace of technology and visual trickery in mid-1960s Japanese art. They sought to understand ‘the world as it is’ by exploring the essential properties of materials, often combining organic and industrial objects and processes.

Gallery label, January 2016

Video

Susumu Koshimizu ­– My Sculptural Expression | TateShots

Susumu Koshimizu is a Japanese artist known for making sculptures that expose the surface quality of different materials

Article

Interview: Susumu Koshimizu and Lena Fritsch

This is an English translation of an interview with the artist Susumu Koshimizu, carried out by Lena Fritsch (Tate Modern ...