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Haruki Ogawa
小川晴輝

1985
Born in Kanagawa
2012
Graduated Tokyo Zokei University, B.A., Painting Dep.

Solo Exhibitions

2016
"Haruki Ogawa Open Studio", Matsumoto Atelier, Kanagawa pref.
2014
"Roentgenpainting", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2013
"The Accumulation Spreads", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"Irritated Figures", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2014
"New Sensibilities in Sculpture and Painting", Yeo Workshop, Singapore
2014
"VOCA", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2012
"Art Award Next", Tokyo Art Forum, Tokyo
2012
"Resonance-Kyomei", Art Lab Hashimoto, Kanagawa
2012
The 11th Gunma Biennale for Young Artist, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
2012
"The 23rd Five Universities Exhibition", New National Museum of Art, Tokyo
2010
"2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2010
"frantic drawings", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009
Frantic Collection, art project frantic, Tokyo
2009
My Favorite Things, art project frantic&unseal cotemporary joint exhibition, Tokyo
2008
Today’s Lunch, ARC gallery
2008
Five Art Universities Exhibit, Musashino Art University
Introduction

The “Albertian model” proposes to perceive a painting as “a window opened to another reality”. Modern Art stresses the surface of the canvas itself. Japanese artist Haruki Ogawa rethinks the basics of this topology. He perceives the canvas of painting as a plane that releases interplaying elements into the space in front. Discharging elements that are in process of multi-directed and synchronous transformation, while spreading and occupying space of the picture and “beyond”, paradoxically preserve its volumes, shades and effect of perspective. Ogawa works with hyper-dynamic three-dimensional abstraction, where non-concrete objects possess illusion of physical presence while keeping moving forward, around and back into the plane of the canvas.

In his recent paintings, while working on idea of “echo” and “resonance”, Ogawa develops the basic structure of the painting and using canvases of different colour tones and textures bring them into the visual dimension of depicted actions. For instance, “Correlation IV” consists of cotton-hemp (left part) and hemp (right part) canvases which participate in the painting interplaying and merging with depicted planes and semi-spheres. In this way, seemingly the closest to the viewer plane is actually in many cases the physical plane of the canvas itself which due to effects of shades and layers looks like painted and covering one.

While expanding his artistic practise to another media, in his recent series of works called “Roentgenpainting” Ogawa experiments with coloured resin and matter of different texture and geometric qualities to expose the intriguing labyrinth of painting, which for the artist from the beginning was perceived not as a surface, but as an object. Roentgainpaintings puzzle the viewer with the complicated network of pictures elements when it is seen from the front side, reveals the layers of the structure separately when it is seen from the side and then complicates the image and perplex the viewer again showing visually inextricable knot of elements from the back. This way the object works as X-Rey machine that reviles for a moment a structure of “oil on canvas” usually hidden from the viewer.

This way Ogawa’s works become a fast expanding number of paradoxes of permanently shifting “further”-“closer”, “under”-“over” as well as “going out” – “coming in”. While triggering the endless play of patches, his painting-object unstoppably redefines itself, transforms, reconstructs itself in something different, and then something different, and different.

Portfolio & Catalog
E-Portfolio

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"Irritated Figures" Haruki Ogawa Solo Show Catalog

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Serected Works
Contact II
2016
oil, alkyd, acrylic on linen, hemp, cotton canvas
H97.4xW108.2xD6
HO_1608
available
Contact II(side view)
2016
oil, alkyd, acrylic on linen, hemp, cotton canvas
H97.4xW108.2xD6
HO_1608
available
Fusion IX
2016
oil, alkyd, acrylic on linen, hemp, cotton canvas
H97.4xW108.4xD6
HO_1607
available
Fusion IX(side view)
2016
oil, alkyd, acrylic on linen, hemp, cotton canvas
H97.4xW108.4xD6
HO_1607
available
Fusion VIII
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton, hemp-cotton, hemp canvas, laminated lumber
H98xW109xD6
HO_1606
available
Fusion VIII(side view)
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton, hemp-cotton, hemp canvas, laminated lumber
H98xW109xD6
HO_1606
available
Fusion VII
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton-hemp, hemp canvas, stainless steel, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1605
available
Fusion VII(side view)
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton-hemp, hemp canvas, stainless steel, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1605
available
Fusion VI
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton, hemp canvas, aluminium, stainless steel, laminated lumber, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1604
available
Fusion VI(side view)
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton, hemp canvas, aluminium, stainless steel, laminated lumber, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1604
available
Fusion V
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton, hemp canvas, stainless steel, laminated lumber, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1603
available
Fusion V(side view)
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton, hemp canvas, stainless steel, laminated lumber, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1603
available
Fusion IV
2016
acrylic on cotton canvas
H98xW110xD6
HO_1602
available
Fusion IV(side view)
2016
acrylic on cotton canvas
H98xW110xD6
HO_1602
available
Fusion III
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton-hemp, hemp canvas, stainless steel, laminated lumber, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1601
available
Fusion III(side view)
2016
alkyd, acrylic on cotton-hemp, hemp canvas, stainless steel, laminated lumber, plywood
H98xW109xD6
HO_1601
available
Fusion II
2015
oil, alkyd, acrylic on white-hemp, black-hemp, cotton-hemp canvas
H98.1xW108xD6.2
HO_1504
Private Collection, USA
Fusion II(side view)
2015
oil, alkyd, acrylic on white-hemp, black-hemp, cotton-hemp canvas
H98.1xW108xD6.2
HO_1504
Private Collection, USA
Fusion I
2015
oil, alkyd, acrylic on white-hemp, black-hemp, cotton-hemp canvas
W98.1xH108xD6.2
HO_1505
available
Fusion I(side view)
2015
oil, alkyd, acrylic on white-hemp, black-hemp, cotton-hemp canvas
H98.1xW108xD6.2
HO_1505
available
Correlation V / 呼応 Ⅴ
2015
oil, alkyd paint on cotton, hemp canvas
H90xW100xD6.3
HO_1502
Private Collection, France
Correlation V / 呼応 Ⅴ(side view)
2015
oil, alkyd paint on cotton, hemp canvas
H90xW100xD6.3
HO_1502
Private Collection, France
The Accumulation of Rhythms VI /集積するリズム Ⅵ
2015
oil, alkyd paint on black and white canvas
H85.6xW95.3xD6.3
HO_1501
available
The Accumulation of Rhythms VI /集積するリズム Ⅵ(side view)
2015
oil, alkyd paint on black and white canvas
H85.6xW95.3xD6.3
HO_1501
available
Roentgenpainting 49
2014
mixed media
H6.8xW7.2×D5.7
HO_1412
Private Collection, France
Roentgenpainting 49
2014
mixed media
H6.8xW7.2xD5.7
HO_1412
Private Collection, France
Roentgenpainting 49
2014
mixed media
H6.8xW7.2xD5.7
HO_1412
Private Collection, France
Roentgenpainting 49
2014
mixed media
H6.8xW7.2xD5.7
HO_1412
Private Collection, France
Roentgenpainting 52
2014
mixed media
H6.8xW7.2xD7.2
HO_1414
available
Roentgenpainting 50
2014
mixed media
H9.7xW9.7xD4.5
HO_1413
Private Collection, Japan
Roentgenpainting 47
2014
mixed media
H9.7xW9.7xD4.4
HO_1409
Private Collection, Belgium
Roentgenpainting 45
2014
mixed media
H9.4xW9.2xD5.2
HO_1407
Private Collection, Japan
The Rhythm of Spin II /回転のリズム Ⅱ
2013-2014
oil, alkyd on cotton
H96xW110.3xD5.9
HO_1403
available
Accumulation of Rhythms II /集積するリズム II
2013-2014
silk screen, oil, alkyd on cotton
H133.1xW145.5xD6
HO_1404
available
Correlation IV /呼応 Ⅳ
2014
Ink, oil, alkyd on hemp, cotton-hemp canvas
H171xW190xD5.9
HO_1402
available
Correlation IV /呼応 Ⅳ (exhibition view)
2014
Ink, oil, alkyd on hemp, cotton-hemp canvas
H171xW190xD5.9
HO_1402
available
Correlation III /呼応 Ⅲ
2014
Oil, alkyd on cotton and hemp canvas
H248xW272.4xD6
HO_1401
available
Correlation III /呼応 Ⅲ (exhibition view)
2014
Oil, alkyd on cotton and hemp canvas
H248xW272.4xD6
HO_1401
available
Rhythm of Accumulation V / 集積のリズム Ⅴ
2012
oil, alkyd, oil pastel on canvas
H96.2xW110.4xD5.9
HO_1203
Private Collection, Germany
Rhythm of Accumulation V / 集積のリズム Ⅴ (detail)
2012
oil, alkyd, oil pastel on canvas
H96.2xD110.4xD5.9
HO_1203
Private Collection, Germany
Revolting Image / 反乱するイメージ
2012
silk screen, oil, alkyd on canvas
H130.2xW144.6xD6.2
HO_1202
Private Collection, Germany
Revolting Image / 反乱するイメージ (detail)
2012
silk screen, oil, alkyd on canvas
H130.2xW144.6xD6.2
HO_1202
Private Collection, Germany
Contact / 接
2012
ink, oil, alkyd on canvas
H90.1 xW100.1 x D5.9
HO_1201
Private Collection, Germany
Contact / 接 (detail)
2012
ink, oil, alkyd on canvas
H90.1 xW100.1 x D5.9
HO_1201
Private Collection, Germany
Rhythm of Accumulation III / 集積のリズム Ⅲ
2011
ink, watercolor, oil, alkyd on canvas
H141.4xW162.3xD6.1
HO_201116
available
Rhythm of Accumulation / 集積のリズム
2011
oil, alkyd, watercolor on canvas
H130xD130
HO_201115
available
Object #5
2011
mixed media
H9.5xW9.5xD9.9
HO_1110
available
Object #5 (detail)
2011
mixed media
H9.5xW9.5xD9.9
HO_1110
available
Object #1
2011
mixed media
H11xW11×D11
HO_1111
available
Object #1 (detail)
2011
mixed media
H11xW11×D11
HO_1111
available
Emphasis on the absent / 不在者の主張
2010
silk screen/oil/alkyd/oil pastel on canvas
H162xW162
HO_10001
available
The Rhythm of the Trace / 痕跡のリズム
2010
oil/alkyd/oil pastel on canvas
H145.5xW145.5
HO_10002
Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
Impact / 衝
2010
oil/alkyd on canvas
H130.3xW130.3
HO_10003
Private Collection, Germany
Untitled
2010
alkyd/oil on canvas
H162xW162
HO_10004
Private Collection, Japan
Three-dimensional Drawing II / l立体ドローイングII
2010
resin, oil paints
H9.9xW9.9xD9.9
HO_10005
available
Conceptual Sculpture / 概念彫刻
2010
resin, wire
H9.1xW9.1xD9.1
HO_10006
available
Three-dimensional Drawing I / 立体ドローイングI
2010
mixed media
H9.5xW9.5xD9.5
HO_10007
available
Strike/ストライキ
2009
watercolor/oil/alkyd/pencil on canvas
H91xW60.6
HO_IRR09010
Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
Runaway/脱走者
2009
silk skreen/alkyd/oil on canvas
H112xW162
HO_IRR09017
Private Collection, Japan
To Know Big SeaⅡ/大海を知る Ⅱ
2009
alkyd/oil on canvas
H80.8xW80.8
HO_IRR09009
available
Floating Rythm/浮遊するリズム
2009
watercolor/oil/alkyd/pencil on canvas
H80.8xW80.8
HO_IRR09008
Private Collection, USA
Irritated figures No.Ⅱ/イライラさせられる形象Ⅱ
2009
watercolor/oil/alkyd/pencil on canvas
H116.7xW72.7
HO_IRR09006
Private Collection, China
Emphasizing the one, who is absent/不在者は主張する
2009
oil/alkyd/watercolor on canvas
H145.5xW145.5
HO_IRR09005
Private Collection, Germany
Play on his own/ヒトリ アソビ
2009
silk screen/watercolor/oil/alkyd/color pencil on canvas
H116.8xW116.8
HO_IRR09001
Private Collection, USA
Accumulation of Rhythms/集積するリズム
2009
watercolor/alkyd/oil on canvas
H116.7xW116.7
HO_IRR09004
Private Collection, USA
To Know Big Sea/大海を知る
2009
watercolor/alkyd/oil on canvas
H80.3xW100
HO_A09001
Private Collection, Japan