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.
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.
Since 1989, Nomart has been invariably creating, exhibiting, and selling works together with artists of different fields for over 30 years. Those artists include Hideki Kimura and Kenji Uematsu who represent Kansai art scene with their long and prolific careers, Hajime Imamura and kodai Nakahara who go their own ways with unique and ingenious creation styles and Kohei Nawa who has been highly acclaimed internationally.
We hold a studio of printing (Nomart Editions), a gallery of contemporary art (Gallery Nomart), a studio for design and editing (Nomart Graphics), and one for experimental art and sound ― where we have been developing our own style of expression and creation while based on the concept of “SENSES COMPLEX - All the senses are intertwined in creation”.
Director: Satoshi Hayashi
3-5-22 Nagata Joto-ku, Osaka 536-0022 JAPAN
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