2-14-19 Kanda-jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan



"Mono-ha" Neo Mono and Immovable Master

GALLERY KOGURE holds a comparison exhibition by Noriyuki Haraguchi, a representative of Mono-ha, with a new-generation artist, Asuka Sakuma, who creates works from collecting mono (substances) and time. Both are approaching the space mainly by waste material = Mono (substances), but while Haraguchi continues pursuing "not to create" using the substances themselves, and Sakuma, who continues everyday to create by reshaping the waste which has finished its role, are polar opposites, both works jolt the location and philosophically evoke the viewer's psychology.

Noriyuki Haraguchi is an artist representing "Mono-ha". As a formative utilization of industrial materials, he has placed substances almost untouched. He pursues the relationship between human beings, society and "not creating".

Asuka Sakuma is an artist who creates works by accumulating unnecessary materials that human beings produce such as newspapers. She is working on one of the works everyday. The work grows as long as it is with  her and it will not be completed. Eternity continuation, that is, work completed by death, evokes emotions and quietly converses.

Asuka Sakuma
2018, Newspaper, 33.5 × 30 × 7 cm.
Asuka Sakuma
2018, Newspaper, 33.5 × 30 × 7 cm.
Noriyuki Haraguchi
1987, Pencil and pastel on paper, 64.5 × 49. 5 cm.
2018, Acrylic, pastel, polyurethane, 114 x 150 cm.