Keiji Uematsu

Whith a Tree – Touch of spiral

Copper, brass, steel

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Uematsu’s interests are in the essentials of life; such as the law of gravity, nature, earth, and the universe. These inspirations inspired him to create cone shaped sculptures, shaved stone sculptures, as well as installations with film and a live tree. His works are all beyond what is normally expected, and expands the boundaries of expression. Uematsu has received high marks in exhibitions both domestic and internationally. These exhibitions ranged from museums, galleries, to public spaces.
In 2013, he received the most prestigious sculpture award in Japan, the Teijiro Nakahara Award.
Currently he is based in Osaka, Paris, and Dusseldorf and works internationally.

Artist Profile

Keiji Uematsu

Born in 1947

1973 The 8th Japan Art Festival, Excellent Prize
1980 Installation, Axis-Latitude-Longitude, P.S.1, Project Studios 1, New York, USA (solo exhibition)
1988 XLIII. Esposizione Interzionale D'arte La Biennale di Venezia 1988, Italy
1993 The 15th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Ube-Industry.Ltd, Prize / Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa Prize
1998 The 22nd Iue Culture Prize
2003 eyes under physical consideration, photographs, videos and films, 1972-2003, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka (solo exhibition)
2005 The Garden of Time, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo (solo exhibition)
2013 The 38th Nakahara Teijiro Prize
2021 Ways of Touching the Invisible – Intuition (solo exhibition)
[Public collection] The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Foundation Cartier pour I'art contemporain / The National Museum of Art, Osaka and more.