Kishio Suga was active/lived in Japan. Kishio Suga is known for painting.
Biography Kishio Suga
Suga Kishio is a central figure of of Mono-ha, who studied under Saito
Yoshishige at Tama Art University, and is acknowledged
to be the most disciplined and long-standing adherent of the movement's
concept. His work shows an emphasis on the ‘situation’ over the ‘things’
His 1970 work, Unnamed Situation I featured two
rectangular wood blocks of different lengths propping open two adjacent
windows at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. When listing the
components of the work he included not only ‘wood’ but ‘window, air,
landscape, light’, thereby re-focusing attention on the entire
situation, rather than a single, obvious component.
After his emergence as a radical MonoGo to
1. Simon Groom, Encountering Mono-ha, exhibition catalogue, Mono-ha – school of things, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, (Cambridge, 2001), p. 13
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