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Kenjiro Okazaki

燃える魚の背/Tomorrow will be even more interesting /枝を掴み,海を逃れ, 2023

acrylic on canvas
18.2 x 25.2cm
About Kenjiro Okazaki
Kenjiro Okazaki (born in 1955 in Tokyo) is an Artist, Critic and Visiting Professor of Musashino Art University. Okazaki is a Japanese visual artist whose work spans over several genres, including painting, sculpture, as well as landscape and architecture. Many of his works have been featured in public collections throughout Japan and in various exhibitions around the world. In 2002, Okazaki was selected as the director of the Japanese pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice Biennale. His works include a collaborative performance 'I Love my Robot' with choreographer Trisha Brown. He received a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 2014. Okazaki is also extremely active as a theoretician and critic, and is the author or co-author of several books, including Renaissance: Condition of Experience (Bunshun Gakugei Library, 2015) featuring his analysis of Filippo Brunelleschi, and Abstract Art as Impact: The Concrete Genealogy of Abstract Art (Akishobo, 2018), which received the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts in 2019.