Susumu Shingu: Sculpting with Wind
In the beginning of 1969, I was painting abstract paintings in Rome. Why should I confine myself to a square canvas when interesting shapes kept coming to mind? This question suddenly occurred to me. Let's cut out the shapes and set them free. That was the first step toward creating a large space. Since then, for more than half a century, I have been creating works of art, fascinated by the natural energy unique to the earth, such as wind, water, and gravity.
- Susumu Shingu
Ippodo Gallery is pleased to announce that it will host the first solo exhibition in New York city for renowned kinetic sculptor Susumu Shingu.
Susumu Shingu: Sculpting with Wind
Ippodo Gallery is delighted to present the renowned kinetic-sculptor Susumu Shingu’s first solo exhibition in the United States. “Sculpting with Wind”will open October 20th and run through December 29th, 2022. Shingu’s large-scale public works are and have been continuously displayed around the world, including France (Margaux; Chambord. Paris), Italy (Milan), Japan (Osaka; Tokyo; Hyogo), and the United States (Cambridge; New York City, ).
The artist’s large-scale permanent outdoor sculptures serve as areminder of the constancy and immensity of the Earth’s natural forces – wind, water, light, and gravity – that affect our humanbodies/lives.The artist’s elegantly engineered sculptures are durable yet never the same, responding to diverse environments. Shingu’s kinetic sculptures oppose the perception that the world around us is eternal or static; they visually and mentally activate a viewer’s sense of their individual relationship to nature.
Shingu’s wondrous churning objects explore how the environment shapes and creates behavior, and have made him a favorite of well-known architects, including Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Enrique Norten. Ippodo Gallery will commemorate this exceptional showcase of drawings, interior sculptures, and colorful abstract paintings with an opening reception featuring the artist, who is visiting from Japan, on October 20th from 5-8 pm EST. This special exhibition will also feature several large-scale exterior proposals.
Shingu is trying to express not the moving sculpture itself, but the "invisible" energy of nature that moves it. What he is trying to convey is the affectionate message for human beings who should live with Mother Nature.
- Tadao Ando, 2020
The wind is invisible, yet Shingu makes it perceptible. Water is fleeting energy, and Shingu gives it shape.
- Renzo Piano
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 “Wings of the Earth,” 2005, Château d’Arsac, Margaux, France
 “Une Utopie d’Aujourd’hui,” 2019, Château de Chambord, Chambord, France
 “Sinfonietta of Light” 2012, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
 “Cloud of Light,” 2004, Il Sole 24 Ore, Milan, Italy
 “Boundless Sky,” 1994, Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
 “Hommage au Cosmos,” 2001, Maison Hermès, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
 “Astral Dialogue,” 2017, Sanda City Hall, Hyogo, Japan
 “Gift of the Wind,” 1985, Porter Square MBTA Station, Cambridge, MA, USA
 “Distant Sky,” 2012, Mercedes House, New York City, NY, USA
 “Rainbow Leaves,” 2021, 565 Broome Street, New York City, NY, USA
Opening Reception - October 20, 5-8PMSusumu Shingu: Sculpting with Wind 20 Oct 2022Ippodo Gallery will commemorate this exceptional showcase of drawings, interior sculptures, and colorful abstract paintings with an opening reception featuring the artist, who is visiting from Japan, on October 20th from 5-8 pm EST. This special exhibition will also feature several large-scale exterior proposals. For appointments or enquiries please contact email@example.comRead more