Hajime Imamura

Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1957, contemporary artist Imamura Hajime graduated with an MA in sculpture from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1983, and has been a part-time lecturer at Kyoto Seika University since 1991. Through humorous works featuring familiar objects, Imamura imagines a world where the real and the virtual, the visible and the invisible, intersect and transcend. For “Seika Artist File #1: Flickering Creatures,” he re-exhibited an installation he previously showed in Osaka, comprising a video work capturing the changing landscape of the sky as well as numerous wire sculptures of deer, frogs, and other creatures, all connected by a single orange thread and rotating. Recent major exhibitions include “Range of the Senses: What It Means to ‘Experience’ Today” (National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2022) and the solo show “Streaming / Staying” (Gallery Nomart, Osaka, 2021).

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"Streaming / Staying – deer" 2021