Sugiyama Koichiro Exhibition Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan

Jan. 20 [Thurs.] ― Jan. 29 [Sat.] 2022 11:00-19:00
Gallery open every day of exhibition.
Artist will be at the gallery on all days between 11:00-16:00.



Introductory movies on works by the artist is available on our YouTube channel.
Please click the play icon on the center of movie below.

Line & Fill structure - sugiyama koichiro (Objects introduction)


Line & Fill - sugiyama koichiro (Drawings introduction)






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We are pleased to present the first solo exhibition of SUGIYAMA Koichiro(b. 1984), a young architect based in Chur, Switzerland. Alongside his architectural activity, he creates drawings and objects.
Sugiyama studied architecture at Nihon University and Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School, and during that time studied abroad at one of the world's leading institutions, ETH Zurich (Peter Markli Studio).
In 2013, he was selected for the Under 30 Architects, an exhibition well known as a gateway to success for young architects. In 2014, he went to Switzerland as a trainee at Atelier Peter Zumthor as part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Overseas Artist Training Program. He worked at Atelier Peter Zumthor from 2015 to 2021, and after gaining experience as a workshop chief, worked as a project leader. He is currently active as a freelance architect in Switzerland and Japan.
This exhibition includes a variety of works including the Line & Fill series, watercolor drawings that abstract the surfaces of architecture to be expressed through lines and faces of color; objects that bring drawings into three dimensions; and works of small structures that can be used as furniture. An exhibition catalogue will be published with text by Sugiyama.

Artist will be at the gallery on all days during the exhibition between 11:00-16:00.

【Sugiyama Koichiro Statement】
between craftsman and artist

A skilled craftsman reads the unqiue characteristics of their raw material and uses it in its most logical form to create their work effectively. It's born like this - and the objects all around us already a part of our lives, how are they made? This process is something I'm interested in.
An artist uses their work to express something difficult to recognize despite being right in front of one's eyes. The heart is struck by the truth that this is experienced beyond the barrier of language.
I've recently realized that it is "between" these two wherein lies the architect I am striving to be.

Line & Fill
Architecture is built with an uncountable number of materials in the thousands.
Like sounds are strung together to make a melody, the fitting together of material that is meaningless by itself can awaken a resonance that seems impossible from just a list of components.
I believe that creating an architectral space, essentially, means creating a new sensation through the ordered placement of materials, as they resonate with each other.


Exhibiting works


"Shrine 01"

2021
Beechwood
80.0×35.0×50.0cm
Ed.4
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.9


"Temple 01"

2020
Beechwood, silver
42.0×26.5×39.0cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.12


"Temple 02"

2020
Beechwood, silver
41.5×32.0×92.0cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.10, 11


"Library 01"

2020
Spruce, beechwood, aluminum
29.0×22.0×12.0cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.13


"Barn 01"

2021
Beechwood, rope
65.0×39.0×54.0cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.14, 15


"Museum 02"

2020
Black MDF oil finish, aluminum
55.0×18.0×25.0cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.16, 17


"Building 01"

2021
Japaense paper, string (Set of 8)
4.5×8.0×16.0cm etc.
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.18


"Tower 01"

2020
Beechwood, oak, brass, pencil sharpener
9.2×3.9×12.8cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.19
*The pencil in the image is not attached to the work.


"Column 02"

2020
Beechwood, oak, aluminum, pencil sharpener
6.1×3.0×15.0cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.21
*The pencil in the image is not attached to the work.


"Column 03"

2020
Beechwood, maple, pear wood, pencil sharpener
5.2×3.0×15.5cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.20
*The pencil in the image is not attached to the work.


"Window 03"

2020
Beechwood, brass, pencil sharpener
4.0×2.4×11.5cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.22
*The pencil in the image is not attached to the work.


"Window 04"

2020
Beechwood, oak, aluminum, pencil sharpener
9.0×3.4×12.9cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.22, 23
*The pencil in the image is not attached to the work.


"Chapel 01"

2020
Beech wood, chestnut, aluminum, brass, pencil sharpener
7.4×6.5×17.1cm
Ed.1
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.24, 25



"Line & Fill 08"

2020
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.35


"Line & Fill 36"

2020
Watercolor
21.0×29.7cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.29


"Line & Fill 43"

2020
Watercolor
21.0×29.7cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.29


"Line & Fill 52"

2020
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.34


"Line & Fill 58"

2020
Watercolor
21.0×29.7cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.36


"Line & Fill 64"

2020
Watercolor
21.0×29.7cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.37


"Line & Fill 71"

2020
Watercolor
14.8×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.30


"Line & Fill 72"

2019
Watercolor
14.8×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.30


"Line & Fill 73"

2020
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.34


"Line & Fill 74"

2020
Watercolor
21.0×29.7cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.38


"Line & Fill 75"

2020
Watercolor
21.0×29.7cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.38


"Line & Fill 76"

2020
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.31


"Line & Fill 77"

2020
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.39


"Line & Fill 78"

2021
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.39


"Line & Fill 79"

2021
Color pencil
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.37


"Line & Fill 80"

2021
Color pencil
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.37


"Line & Fill 81"

2021
Color pencil
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.27


"Line & Fill 82"

2021
Watercolor
29.7×21.0cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.28


"Line & Fill 83"

2021
Watercolor
21.0×14.8cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.39


"Line & Fill 84"

2021
Watercolor
21.0×14.8cm
Signed
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.39


"Line & Fill 85"

2021
Oil paint
60.0×42.0cm
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.32


"Line & Fill 86"

2021
Oil paint
60.0×42.0cm
*Listed on Exhibition catalogue "Forms in Swiss, Forms in Japan" p.33


Gallery view *Click images to enlarge.


"Line & Fill 85""Line & Fill 86""Barn 01""Shrine 01"


"Shrine 01"


"Line & Fill 82"


"Chapel 01""Tower 01"


"Line & Fill 58""Line & Fill 36""Line & Fill 84""Line & Fill 83"


"Line & Fill 73""Line & Fill 71""Line & Fill 72""Line & Fill 75""Line & Fill 74"


オブジェクト作品:"Building 01""Library 01""Museum 02"


"Line & Fill 78""Line & Fill 76""Line & Fill 77"
"Line & Fill 79""Line & Fill 81""Line & Fill 80"


"Line & Fill 8"


"Window 04""Window 03""Column 03""Column 02"


"Line & Fill 52"


"Line & Fill 43"


"Temple 02""Temple 01"