b. 1948, Japan

Nobuko Watanabe Biography

Nobuko Watanabe (born in 1948, Tokyo) is the crossing artist between art and music after finishing her studies in Piano at the Soai Women’s University. She has developed her ideas about relationship between two contrasting subjects such as humans and materials, the past and the present, time and space, color and shape and sound and space. A style of her works that she has developed for the past 40 years is somewhat unique. We can see tension when colorful fabrics are pulled and mounted on a wooden frame; such tension creates natural curves, which can be seen as sophisticated relief sculptures per se. Also Nobuko Watanabe is the recipient of the grand prize at the Yoshihara Jiro Art Competition (1999), while she developed her career in Europe and Japan. Later on, she hosted large-scale solo exhibitions at Aomori Contemporary Art Center (2002) and Otani Memorial Art Museum (2001). As of now, her exhibitions are going on in major cities of Germany and France and her works are included in the collections of Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art and Otani Memorial Art Museum.

Nobuko Watanabe Featured Artworks

green and blue and blue by Nobuko Watanabe contemporary artwork sculpture
Nobuko Watanabe green and blue and blue, 2007/2016 Fabric on wooden frame
189 x 277 x 16 cm
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Blue and Blue and White by Nobuko Watanabe contemporary artwork textile
Nobuko Watanabe Blue and Blue and White, 2010/2016 Fabric and wooden frame
82 x 62 x 10 cm
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Nobuko Watanabe Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai
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