Thursday, 11 November 2010
OKI IZUMI the artist of the transparence
Born in Tokyo, Izumi Oki gains a degree in ancient Japanese literature at Waseda University in Tokyo, he studied painting and sculpture with Aiko Miyawaki, Taku Iwasaki and Saito Yoshishige. In 1977 obtained a scholarship for sculpture by the Italian government in 1981 he graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, in the course of sculpture by Giancarlo Marchese. He participated with his works and installations at the Venice Biennale in 1985 (Venice Project, the Third International Exhibition of Architecture) and 1986 (Art and Biology, XLII International Biennial of Visual Arts) at the Milan Triennale in 1983 at the 1992 Gallery Internazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome in 1997 Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome, in 2007 a retrospective exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Ljubljana (Slovenia).