Marian Cramer

HIDEKI IINUMA

by Hideki Iinuma

From 07-03-2020 To 02-05-2020

Open by appointment:

Tel: +31614780171

email: info@mariancramer.com

IG: marian_cramer

LOCATION: CHOPINSTRAAT 31, AMSTERDAM

“Hideki Iinuma’s work is spiritual. There is an intimate or intense dialogue with the tree spirit hidden in the wooden material and the chisel.

The magical vitality emerges in the shape of the human body”

Hideki Iinuma (B. Nagano, 1975) belongs to the young generation of Japanese artists who critically analyze the current changes through his sculptures. The girl-image evolved from Neo-Pop forms his main inspiration, as does the changing perception of women in Japanese society. His figures carved from Camphor wood, often exuding a hint of ostentatious sexuality, mostly represent models from Pintarest and Instagram. For women in Japan as for those in Europe these young women are becoming more and more ‘muses’, fashion icons.

With his figures sculpted from wood, Iinuma finds himself in a borderland between Western and Eastern culture marked both by contrasts and similarities. After completing his study at Graduate School of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1998, Iinuma entered Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (France). He took part in student exchange program (ERASMUS), which led him to study in Copenhagen (Denmark), Milan (Italy) and Karlsruhe (Germany). Iinuma uses the old ichiboku-zukuri technique common in Japan until the 10th century. He combines this technique with a special surface treatment that leaves the traces of the grain still visible under a coat of paint.

Hideki Iinuma, who is strongly drawn to Georg Baselitz, is often compared to Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957). Iinuma’s sculptures share the secular, contemporary subject matter, the dominance of the plinth and the visibility of the tool marks in common. But the differences are greater: while Balkenhol figures have a raw, coarse surface structure, Iinuma’s sculptures are worked in a finer, more homogeneous way. The emotional emptiness and stereotypical impersonality of expression that distinguish Balkenhol, make way in Iinuma to a more individual characterisation. Looking at them directly, behind the façade of their made-up faces, personalities marked by individual life stories can be discerned. The posing models and the exposed nudes seem to be taking pains over their attitude and expressionlessness, endeavouring to construct a protective façade. Hideki Iinuma unmasks the contemporary ideal of beauty as a depersonalised surface for projecting exaggerated desires and excessive consumerism. By releasing the female figures from their context, characterised by fast living and superficiality, reproducing them in wood, a natural, archaic material, and giving a glimpse of their personality, he endows them with new dignity and individuality.

Iinuma won the Ernst Barlach Prize 2005 and exhibits internationally.

In 2016 Hideki Iinuma had a large solo exhibition FIGHTING THE GODDESSES at the Matsumoto Museum Nagano, Japan.
Recently he received First prize at Lumine Meets Art Award Tokio and Rokko Meets Art 2013, Kobe, Japan. His work is widely collected.

Hideki Iinuma works and lives in Tokyo.

by Hideki Iinuma

From 02-10-2019 To 06-10-2019

Art The Hague | 2-6 October 2019 | Booth # 24

Daniel Mullen

Hideki Iinuma

Daniel Lipp

David Lindberg 

Annabel Emson

Daniel Mullen, 76-04, 150x140cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2019

Art The Hague
Fokker Terminal
Binckhorstlaan 249
2516 BB  Den Haag

Group show with represented artists

by Hideki Iinuma

From 13-01-2019 To 23-02-2019

Painting, photography, video & sculpture

 

works by: Peter Bogers, Hideki Iinuma, Thomas Langley & David Lindberg

Hideki Iinuma

Anna, 2009

H 65x20x21cm

Cypress

 

by Hideki Iinuma

From 17-02-2018 To 14-04-2018

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Marian Cramer is proud to present the fourth solo show with new works by the Japanese artist Hideki Iinuma (Nagano, 1975).

Iinuma belongs to the young generation of Japanese artists who critically analyse the current changes through his sculptures. The girl-image evolved from Neo-Pop forms his main inspiration, as does the changing perception of women in Japanese society. His figures carved from Camphor wood, often exuding a hint of ostentatious sexuality, mostly represent models from Pintarest and Instagram. For women in Japan as for those in Europe these young women are becoming more and more ‘muses’, fashion icons.

With this new ‘Surf girls series’ Iinuma depicts positive energy. An escape from fast fashion consumption.

With his figures sculpted from wood, Iinuma finds himself in a borderland between Western and Eastern culture marked both by contrasts and similarities. After completing his study at Graduate School of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1998, Iinuma entered Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (France). He took part in student exchange program (ERASMUS), which led him to study in Copenhagen (Denmark), Milan (Italy) and Karlsruhe (Germany). Iinuma uses the old ichiboku-zukuri technique common in Japan until the 10th century. He combines this technique with a special surface treatment that leaves the traces of the grain still visible under a coat of paint.

Hideki Iinuma, who is strongly drawn to Georg Baselitz, is often compared to Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957). Iinuma’s sculptures share the secular, contemporary subject matter, the dominance of the plinth and the visibility of the tool marks in common. But the differences are greater: while Balkenhol figures have a raw, coarse surface structure, Iinuma’s sculptures are worked in a finer, more homogeneous way. The emotional emptiness and stereotypical impersonality of expression that distinguish Balkenhol, make way in Iinuma to a more individual characterisation. Looking at them directly, behind the façade of their made-up faces, personalities marked by individual life stories can be discerned. The posing models and the exposed nudes seem to be taking pains over their attitude and expressionlessness, endeavouring to construct a protective façade. Hideki Iinuma unmasks the contemporary ideal of beauty as a depersonalised surface for projecting exaggerated desires and excessive consumerism. By releasing the female figures from their context, characterised by fast living and superficiality, reproducing them in wood, a natural, archaic material, and giving a glimpse of their personality, he endows them with new dignity and individuality.

Iinuma won the Ernst Barlach Prize 2005 and exhibits internationally. In 2016 Hideki Iinuma had a large solo exhibition FIGHTING THE GODDESSES at the Matsumoto Museum Nagano, Japan.

Recently he received First prize at Lumine Meets Art Award Tokio and Rokko Meets Art 2013, Kobe, Japan. His work is widely collected.

Hideki Iinuma works and lives in Tokyo.

De galerie is open op afspraak van maandag t/m zaterdag 11-18 u / The Gallery is open by appointment Monday to Saturday 11am-6pm

SHAPESHIFTING

by Hideki Iinuma

From 10-11-2013 To 28-11-2013

Marian Cramer Projects is proud to present the second solo show with new works by the Japanese artist Hideki Iinuma (Nagano, 1975).

Iinuma who recently received First prize at Rokko Meets Art 2013, Kobe, Japan, belongs to the young generation of Japanese artists who critically analyse the current changes through his sculptures. The girl-image evolved from Neo-Pop forms his main inspiration, as does the changing perception of women in Japanese society. His figures carved from Camphor wood, often exuding a hint of ostentatious sexuality, mostly represent models from newspapers and magazines. For women in Japan as for those in Europe these young women are becoming more and more ‘shapeshifted’ fashion icons.

With his figures sculpted from wood, Iinuma finds himself in a borderland between Western and Eastern culture marked both by contrasts and similarities. After completing his study at Graduate School of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1998, Iinuma entered Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (France). He took part in student exchange program (ERASMUS), which led him to study in Copenhagen (Denmark), Milan (Italy) and Karlsruhe (Germany). Iinuma uses the old ichiboku-zukuri technique common in Japan until the 10th century. He combines this technique with a special surface treatment that leaves the traces of the grain still visible under a coat of paint.

Hideki Iinuma, who is strongly drawn to Georg Baselitz, is often compared to Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957). Iinuma’s sculptures share the secular, contemporary subject matter, the dominance of the plinth and the visibility of the tool marks in common. But the differences are greater: while Balkenhol figures have a raw, coarse surface structure, Iinuma’s sculptures are worked in a finer, more homogeneous way. The emotional emptiness and stereotypical impersonality of expression that distinguish Balkenhol, make way in Iinuma to a more individual characterisation. Looking at them directly, behind the façade of their made-up faces, personalities marked by individual life stories can be discerned. The posing models and the exposed nudes seem to be taking pains over their attitude and expressionlessness, endeavouring to construct a protective façade. Hideki Iinuma unmasks the contemporary ideal of beauty as a depersonalised surface for projecting exaggerated desires and excessive consumerism. By releasing the female figures from their context, characterised by fast living and superficiality, reproducing them in wood, a natural, archaic material, and giving a glimpse of their personality, he endows them with new dignity and individuality.

Iinuma won the Ernst Barlach Prize 2005 and exhibits internationally.  His work is widely collected. Hideki Iinuma works and lives in Tokyo.

Marian Cramer Projects

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by Hideki Iinuma

From 31-03-2010 To 27-06-2010

 

Hideki Iinuma Show 2010

by Hideki Iinuma

From 11-07-2010 To 29-08-2010

July 11 – August 29

 

 

 

 

LISE HALLER BAGGESEN

 

JURRIAAN MOLENAAR

 

HIDEKI IINUMA

Opening

Sunday July 11, from 3-5 p.m.

location: Chopinstaat 31, Amsterdam

July 12 – August 29:

by appointment only: + 31 (0)6 147 80 171

Hideki Iinuma

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