오쿠보 에이지 Eiji Okubo

With the wind of Moaksan_Bamboo_Dimensions variable_2015

The Way of Wind • The Way of Water_Bamboo, acrylic case, water _400x1000x300cm_2019 (TEAF 19 출품작 – 신작 설치 예정)

작품설명
대지미술가로 잘 알려진 작가는 자연, 지형이라는 장소성과 예술의 관계, 그리고 역사, 문화가 사람들에게 미치는 고유성과 예술이 가진 보편성의 관계에 주목하여 창작해왔다. 그렇기에 그가 방문하는 지역의 자연은 작품의 영감이자 재료가 된다. 태화강 철새공원은 인공적으로 만들어진 곳이지만, 그 정신은 자연으로의 회귀를 지향하고 있다. 전시장소를 방문한 작가는 태화강의 남단에 서서, 태화강이 그 지역의 사람들에게 풍요로움을 가져다주었다는 것을 직감하였고, 이를 물과 바람으로 상징하여 작품으로 표현하였다. 작가는 관람객들이 대나무로 만든 통로를 거닐며, 계절에 따라 서쪽이나 동쪽에서 부는 바람이 지나가는 길을 느끼고, 태화강의 근원지에서 내려오는 풍요로운 물의 흐름을 느끼게 되기를 기대한다.

주요경력
Kyoto University of Education
Nippon College
British Council Fellowship Grants (1986)
2019 EIJI OKUBO : Stream of Nature, Cian Art Museum, Youngcheon, Korea (solo exhibition)
2019 EIJI OKUBO : Waiting Tour from Gaya to Kibi, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (solo exhibition)
2018 Join Exhibition of Three Japanese and Korean Artists, Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
2016 The Walking the Earth, Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu, Korea (solo exhibition)
2015 The Three Landscape Garden, Space CHoA, Changwon, Korea (solo exhibition)
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea
2010 After the Typhoon, Gallery Imazoo, Seoul, Korea (solo exhibition)


With the wind of Moaksan, Bamboo, Dimensions variable, 2015

The Way of Wind • The Way of Water, Bamboo, acrylic case, water, 400x1000x300cm, 2019 (On-site installation at TEAF 19)

About
Okubo, a well-known land artist, has paid attention to the relationship between the place of land and art, and the unique impact of history and culture to the people and the universality of art. Naturally, the nature in which he visits becomes the inspiration and material for his work. Taehwa River Migratory Bird Park is a humanmade site, but its spirit aims to the return to nature. The artist visited the exhibition site, stood at the southern tip of the Taehwa River, and learned by intuition that the river brought abundance to the people in the region. He later brought out this impression through the symbol of water and wind. He hopes that visitors walk along the bamboo pathway and feel the wind blowing from the west or east, witnessing rich flow of water coming down from the Taehwa River.

Education
Kyoto University of Education
Nippon College
British Council Fellowship Grants (1986)

Selected Exhibitions
2019 EIJI OKUBO : Stream of Nature, Cian Art Museum, Youngcheon, Korea (solo exhibition)
2019 EIJI OKUBO : Waiting Tour from Gaya to Kibi, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (solo exhibition)
2018 Join Exhibition of Three Japanese and Korean Artists, Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
2016 The Walking the Earth, Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu, Korea (solo exhibition)
2015 The Three Landscape Garden, Space CHoA, Changwon, Korea (solo exhibition)
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea
2010 After the Typhoon, Gallery Imazoo, Seoul, Korea (solo exhibition)