HAGURI Takeshi 2-Day only New Work Exhibition
"Statue of Monmon Rikishi - Ah"

Aug 13 [Fri.] ― Aug 14 [Sat.] 2021

Photograph: Kazuaki FUTAZUKA
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Sculptor HAGURI Takeshi's latest work "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - Ah" (200cm) will be on display at the 2-day limited exhibition.

This masterpiece was realized upon the comission from an oversea collector, and was completed over nearly a year with sculpting by HAGURI Takeshi and hand coloring by NAGASAKI Miki.

As the work takes the same pose as the original "Statue of Kongo Nioh - Ah", it is more dynamic than previous works.

After the exhibition, it will be shipped out to America to join a private collection, so this is probably the first and the last chance to see this work.

Mr. HAGURI will be at the gallery on Friday 13th. If you are in Japan around Tokyo on the second weekend of August, please reserve your visit to this rare limited exhibition.

HAGURI Takeshi
Born 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating from the Sculpture course at the Aichi University of the Arts in 1982, he moved on to a postgraduate course, graduating in 1984. Since then he has been sculpting in wood mainly, and aluminium for outdoor works.
He held solo exhibitions at Gallery Muramatsu (1996, 1998/Tokyo), Art Gallery C. SQUARE (2006/Nagoya), Andersen Park Children's Museum (2009/Chiba, Japan) and many others.
As for group exhibitions, he took part in shows such as Kobe Figurative Sculpture Grand Prize Exhibition (1996/Kobe, Japan), Vogtland International Sculpture Symposium (2000/Germany), Fugaku Biennale (2001/Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan) and 16th Taro Okamoto Modern Art Prize Exhibition (2013/ Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Japan). His works are on display at Nisshinnishi High School (Aichi, Japan), Haruno Fureai Park (Shizuoka, Japan), Ijiramura Sports Park (Gifu, Japan), Nishiharu High School (Aichi, Japan), Saya Primary School (Aichi, Japan), Nagakute North Primary School (Aichi, Japan).

Born 1986 in Aichi Prefecture, Nagasaki has among other works created the "Aa-chan" series, centering on the theme of 'kawaii' – cuteness. In 2011, she won the Grand Prix of the "Wood-carving Folk Art Ooya" competition, held in Hyogo Prefecture.
In 2014, Nagasaki showed the "Aa-chan" series at GEISAI #20 (Tokyo Ryutsu Center), which garnered her the first position in the Point Ranking. She also creates the color application for Takeshi Haguri's wood sculptures.