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Shuji Mukai Biography

It is at the 8th Gutai Exhibition that Mukai appears for the first time; participates at every Gutai exhibition until group’s dissolution. Mukai’s works are composed of various types of symbols that filled the canvas, spaces, and sometimes the body of the artist himself. Mukai establishes his own style in his early career; his exquisite installation is already apparent at the 10th Gutai Exhibition (1961), solo exhibition in Gutai Pinacotheca (1962), symbolization of Jazz café “Check”(1966), etc. In 1969, the artist executes his large-scale happening in which he burns all of tableaus. Thus, Mukai’s stance is always ahead of the time. Installations at the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective exhibition “Gutai: Splendid Playground” (2013) and extension exhibition of Venice Biennial, Proportio at Palazzo Fortuny (2015) are still fresh in our mind. In 2017, Mukai contributes his installation works to the renewal of Louis Vuitton’s SOHO boutique in New York (curated by architect Peter Marino), highly acclaimed from versatile fields.

Shuji Mukai Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork painting
Shuji MukaiUntitled, 2017Acrylic on wood
117 x 80 x 10.5 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Untitled MK-139 by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Shuji MukaiUntitled MK-139, 2019Acrylic, bamboo sticks on wooden panel
90.5 x 80.8 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled MK-23 by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork mixed media
Shuji MukaiUntitled MK-23, 2014Mixed media on mirror
60 x 48 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Work No. 01 by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Shuji MukaiWork No. 01, 1994Acrylic and enamel on board
150 x 184 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled MK-80 by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork sculpture
Shuji MukaiUntitled MK-80, 2017Mixed media on tin toy
25.5 x 11.5 x 8 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled MK-2 by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Shuji MukaiUntitled MK-2, 2014Acrylic, enamel on panel, board
59.3 x 42 x 4.5 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Overcoated Value by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Shuji MukaiOvercoated Value, 2017Acrylic on gold plated metal
21 x 7.3 x 5 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Work by Shuji Mukai contemporary artwork mixed media, textile
Shuji MukaiWork, 1964Mixed media on cloth mounted on panel
100 x 72.7 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery

Shuji Mukai Recent Exhibitions

Shuji Mukai Represented By

Whitestone Gallery contemporary art gallery in Taipei, Taiwan Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, Taipei
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