Chiyu UEMAE(1920―)


Apart from a dynamic creative style, which was common among the first generation of Gutai artists, Uemae kept his distance from genres such as action painting, performance, and installation works. Throughout his lifelong career, Uemae engaged in oil paintings on canvas as well as mixed media works using matchsticks and sawdust. This current exhibition features a full examination of Uemae’s simple yet original style ranging from pointillistic oil paintings, “nui” (stitch work), and sculptures.