Nobuo Sekine was one of the key figures of Mono-ha, a group of Tokyo-based artists who radically changed the direction of Japanese art during the late 1960s and early 1970s by examining the interrelationships among natural and industrial materials, space, and perception.Read More
Nobuo Sekine was born in Saitama, Japan, in 1942, and currently lives and works in Tokyo and Los Angeles. He received a BFA in oil painting at Tama Art University, Tokyo, in 1968. Following his participation in the Venice Biennale in 1970, he had solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Genova, Milan, Tokyo, and Nagoya. From 1978 to 1979, Phase of Nothingness–Black was the subject of a solo exhibition that toured from the Künsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany, to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands; and the Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway. He was recently the subject of an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. His work has also been included in important surveys, such as Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy, 2013;_Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, _The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas, 2013; _Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, _Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012;_Reconsidering Mono-ha, _National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2005; _Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky, _Yokohama Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1994; and Japon des Avant Gardes 1910–1970, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1986.
Text courtesy Blum & Poe.
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