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b. 1958, Japan

Hiroshi Senju Biography

Japanese-born painter Hiroshi Senju combines a minimalist visual language rooted in Abstract Expressionism with ancient painting techniques unique to Japan. The New York-based artist combines pigments derived from natural materials such as minerals, seashells and coral in a medium of animal-hide glue, and then applies this paint to Japanese mulberry paper. He is noted worldwide for his sublime waterfall and cliff images, often monumental in scale, many of which are featured in prominent public spaces.

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Hiroshi Senju was the first Asian artist to receive an Honorable Mention Award at the Venice Biennale (1995) and has participated in exhibitions around the world, including the Beauty Project at the London Museum of Contemporary Art in 1996; The New Way of Tea, curated by Alexandra Munroe, at the Japan Society in New York in 2002; and Paintings on Fusuma, at the Tokyo National Museum in 2003. Also in 2003, Mr. Senju completed seventy-seven murals at the Annex of Daitokuji-Jyukoin, a prominent Zen Buddhist temple in Japan. In 2004, he was the art director for the new Haneda Airport Terminal in Tokyo, where he completed one of his largest installations. The Benesse Art Site of Naoshima Island, designed by Tadao Ando, also houses two large-scale installations. Senju’s work is in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan; Yamatane Museum of Art in Tokyo; The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; and the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan. The Hiroshi Senju Museum, designed by Ryue Nishizawa, opened in October 2011 in Karuizawa, Japan.

In 2009, noted Italian fine-art publisher Skira released the monograph Hirsohi Senju, a richly illustrated compendium of the artist’s work since the 1980s.

Text courtesy Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Hiroshi Senju Featured Artworks

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Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuWaterfall, 2019Natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper mounted on board
194 x 162 cm
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Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuWaterfall, 2018Acrylic and natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper mounted on board
162 x 162 cm
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Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuWaterfall, 2018Natural and acrylic pigments on Japanese mulberry paper
162 x 162 cm
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At World's End #1 by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuAt World's End #1, 2017Acrylic and natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper mounted on board
181.8 x 227.3 cm
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At World's End #23 by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuAt World's End #23, 2017Acrylic and natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper mounted on board
173.1 x 90 cm
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At World's End #20 by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuAt World's End #20, 2017Acrylic and natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper mounted on board
162.1 x 130.3 cm
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Suijin by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuSuijin, 2015Natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper mounted on board
102 x 228 15/16 x 1 5/16 inches
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Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju contemporary artwork
Hiroshi SenjuWaterfall, 2014Acrylic and fluorescent pigments on Japanese mulberry paper
162.08 x 162.08 cm
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Hiroshi Senju Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Winter Group Show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
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9 January–8 February 2020 Group Exhibition Winter Group Show Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Between Earth and Sky at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
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23 July–24 August 2019 Group Exhibition Between Earth and Sky Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Zheng Lu, Hiroshi Senju, Coursing Water at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
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15 June–6 July 2019 Zheng Lu, Hiroshi Senju Coursing Water Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York

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Hiroshi Senju: No Need for Walls Ocula Insight
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Hiroshi Senju: No Need for Walls By Elliat Albrecht, Singapore

Looking at one of Hiroshi Senju 's waterfall paintings feels akin to being alone inside a dark cave with a private cascade. They are not Niagara, Yosemite or Victoria; Hiroshi Senju's intimate waterfalls descend in pairs, trios or many columns of water, conveying a gentle rush. Mist emanates as water droplets (in reality, splashes of translucent...

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Hiroshi Senju In Related Press

Hiroshi Senju | At World's End at Sundaram Tagore Related Press Hiroshi Senju | At World's End at Sundaram Tagore 7 November 2017, Youtube

Sundaram Tagore is pleased to present At World's End , new paintings by celebrated Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju. Noted worldwide for his sublime waterfall and cliff images, Senju mixes traditional Japanese materials and Western visual language. For this show, the artist explores ethereal, abstracted landscapes.

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HIROSHI SENJU RECEIVES THE 2017 ISAMU NOGUCHI AWARD Related Press HIROSHI SENJU RECEIVES THE 2017 ISAMU NOGUCHI AWARD 11 April 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

On April 3, it was announced that Hiroshi Senju has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Isamu Noguchi Award, which will be presented on May 16 at the annual benefit of New York’s Noguchi Museum. The museum recognizes designers, architects and artists who share the museum founder’s ideals, including innovation and exchange between the East...

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Highlights from the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore Related Press Highlights from the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore 18 January 2017, The National

‘Contemporary art is not a decoration, it is a statement. It is a wonderful ­seismograph of our societies and realities.' These words were part of the opening speech given last week by founder Lorenzo Rudolf at the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore in the South-east Asian island city. Rudolf, from Switzerland, has made it his mission to...

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In Conversation: Sundaram Tagore Related Press In Conversation: Sundaram Tagore 8 May 2015, Laura Thomson

Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. Gallery Founder, Sundaram Tagore, is an art historian, gallerist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He was born in Calcutta in 1961 and manages four galleries between New York City, Hong Kong and...

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