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Artist:Ohji Yoshino(Japan)
Title:Final destination


Photo:Kichiro Okamura

作品の多くは海洋生物や魚の木彫作品。多種多様な⿂類、海洋⽣物が一団となって回遊してい る。多くは⾷卓に上がる馴染みのある魚や珠洲で 水揚げされる魚で、海流をイメージした複数の⽅ 向性、進⾏性を構成している。鑑賞者は会場とな る民家の座敷を取り巻く縁側と廊下を一周するよ うに周りながら、彫刻や音響空間を体感する。珠 洲には、蛸にまつわる民話が多く伝承されている が、会場の中心となる座敷には、この家の主であ るかのような大蛸が鎮座している。

Most of these works are wood carvings of fish and marine animals. These diverse creatures of the sea are migrating together in a group. Many of the fishes are familiar, appearing on dinner tables or as catches in Suzu. Their various directions and progressions of movement are arranged in the image of ocean currents. Suzu is a region where folk tales about octopi, the origin of the name Takojima (literally, “Octopus Island”), have been passed down for generations. At the center of the installation is a giant octopus reminiscent of the master of the house. This work depicts creatures who traveled around the world and have reached their “final destination.”




Ohji Yoshino(Japan)


-2022 越後妻有 大地の芸術祭2022/十日町市 新潟 枯木又プロジェクトとして継続して参加 
-2017 奥能登国際芸術祭 珠洲2017/珠洲市 石川県
-2013 ゴヤン市彫刻フェスティバル /高陽市 韓国
他、グループ展、個展多数 主な受賞歴 2011 京展 市長賞、2005 天理ビエンナー
レ 準大賞、2004 京展賞、1999 京を創る 大賞 

Born in Kagoshima in 1964. Graduated from Kyoto Seika University and now active as a carver. Currently a professor at Kyoto Seika University. Presented many installations centered on wood carving. With the 2009 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale as an impetus, his recent works express his own identity and emphasize site-specificity. The activities of land-based agriculture, fishing, etc. are deeply rooted in the natural environment and climate with an inescapable relationship, and at the same time they are renewable. He advocates that humans are also part of nature and the natural cycle, and presents allegorical works with animal motifs such as livestock and fish.

1964 : Born in Kagoshima, Japan
1990 : B.A. Kyoto Seika University, Department of Sculpture, Japan 
[ Selected Works, Exhibition, Projects ] 
2023 : Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nigata, Japan
    Continuing the Karekimata Project 
2018 : Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nigata, Japan 
2017 : Suzu2017 Oku-Noto Triennale, Ishikawa, Japan 
2015 : Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nigata, Japan 
2013 : Setouchi Triennale, Kagawa, Japan 
2013 : Goyang Sculpture Festival, Goyang, South Korea 
2009 : Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nigata, Japan [ Selected Awards ] 
2011 : Mayor‘s award, Kyoten, Kyoto, Japan 
2005 : Second grand-prix, Tenri Biennale, Nara, Japan 
2004 : Kyoten Award, Kyoto, Japan 
1999 : Grand-prix, Art Festival “Kyo” Kyoto, Japan 




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