Naomi OKUYA

Naomi Okuya was born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1930. He is a graduate of the Kanazawa College of Art. Okuya lived in Paris from 1965–1982. In 1965, he began to participate in the Biennale de Paris, and from there displayed his works at international art exhibitions and print exhibitions throughout Europe. In 1988, Okuya created a mural for the Okinawa Ocean View Hotel. His works have been the subject of many solo and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad. His major solo exhibitions include Galerie le Zodiaque, Belgium (1967-1970); “The Twenty-four Hinges,” Tokyo University College of Arts and Sciences Museum of Art (1969); Climaises Ventadour, France (1971);

Ado Gallery, Belgium (1975); Ginza Jiyugaoka Gallery, Tokyo (1982); Matsukeyakido Museum, Toyota (1981); Il Tempo, Tokyo (1991); Komatsu City Msueum, Gifu (1999); Gallery Yume, Tokyo (2008-2009); and “Naomi Okuya Exhibition,” Hanbara Hanga Museum, Gifu (2015); among others. His major group exhibitions include “Saburo Miyamoto and Naomi Okuya,” Komatsu City Museum (2012); “Dessins,” Zeit-Foto Salon,Tokyo (2015); among others. Okuya has published books including Taikakusenjo no kotokunibito (Gentiles on the Diagonal Line) (Suisesha, 2003), and Yohaku wa geijutu ni kankei ga nai ga hitotsu no fuorumu de aru (The Margin is Not Related to Art, but it is One of Its Forms) (Suisesha, 2008).

 


"Yu 132 K"
1969
Oil on Canvas
116.0×81.0cm
Signed

"Yu 3355 N"
1970
Oil on Canvas
116.0×89.0cm
Signed

"Yu 335 N"
1970
Oil on Canvas
116.0×89.0cm
Signed


"Tractrix
(set of 3 / left)
1969
Oil and Liquitex on Canvas
162.0x114.0cm
Signed

"Tractrix"
(set of 3 / center)
1969
Oil and Liquitex on Canvas
162.0x114.0cm
Signed

"Tractrix"
(set of 3 / right)
1969
Oil and Liquitex on Canvas
162.0x114.0cm
Signed


"ISOMERPHE 2A2"
1975(Retouched 1995)
Oil on Canvas
183.5x183.5cm
Signed

"ISOMERPHE 2B2"
1975(Retouched 1995)
Oil on Canvas
183.5x183.5cm
Signed

"ISOMERPHE 2C2"
1975(Retouched 1995)
Oil on Canvas
183.5x183.5cm
Signed


"ISOMERPHE 2D2"
1975(Retouched 1995)
Oil on Canvas
183.5x183.5cm
Signed

"ISOMERPHE 2E2"
1975(Retouched 1995)
Oil on Canvas
183.5x183.5cm
Signed
 


"Shadow space 1"
1982
Oil on Canvas
30.0×30.0cm
Signed

"Shadow space 2"
1982
Oil on Canvas
30.0×30.0cm
Signed

"Shadow space 3"
1982
Oil on Canvas
30.0×30.0cm
Signed


"Work"
1982
Oil on Canvas
19.0x27.0cm
Signed

"Work"
1982
Oil on Canvas
19.0x27.0cm
Signed
 


"Never ending journey / Ring of Moebius A"
1999
Oil on Canvas
97.0x145.5cm
Signed

"Never ending journey / Ring of Moebius B"
1999
Oil on Canvas
97.0x145.5cm
Signed
 


"ALGHE-MIST" (left)
2000
Oil on Canvas
80.6x109.0cm
Signed

"ALGHE-MIST" (right)
1999
Oil on Canvas
80.6x109.0cm
Signed
 


"Clarte fossilifere 8-0"
1979
Oil on Canvas
150.5x150.5cm
Signed

"Clarte fossilifere 8-11"
1978
Oil on Canvas
150.5x150.5cm
Signed
 


"Hommage a Moholy-Nagy"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

"Hommage a Pieabia"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

"Hommage a Kandinsky"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

 


"Hommage a M.C. Escher"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

"Hommage a Arp et Tauber-Arp"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

"Hommage a Paul Klee"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

 


"Hommage a Man Ray"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

"Hommage a Mondrian"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

"Hommage a Malevich"

Silkscreen
Image size: 35.0×27.0cm
Sheet size: 64.5×49.0cm
Ed. 60
Signed with pencil

 

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 Exhibitions (Japanese only) 
2009
Web Exhibition: Naomi Okuya    9/16 - 10/15