# “Art Brut Japonais II” at Halle Saint Pierre

Yuki TSUKIUCHI, Rebellion de l’analogue, 2006, Stylo sur papier, 19 x 27 cm, Collection de l’artiste

Yoshihiro WATANABE, Chien, 2003-2017, Feuille 3,6 x 1,4 x 4,6 cm, Collection de l’artiste

Yasuhiro KOBAYASHI, Sans titre, 2000, Encre, crayon de couleur, stylo, adhésif, correcteur sur papier 30 x 42 cm, Collection de l’artiste

Takayuki AYAMA, Léopard, guépard et bébé léopard, 2016, Bois de Zelkova, stylo graveur électrique, crayon de couleur, 44 X 6 X 8,5 cm, Collection de l’artiste

Shogo HARAZUKA, Villes connectées, 2006-2017, Crayon, dépliant sur papier, 26 x 36,5 cm Collection de l’artiste

Ryusuke ARUSE, Sans titre, ca.2012 Crayon sur papier, 35,8 x 25,7 cm Collection de l’artiste

OMIGAKUEN, Œuvre collective pour le 40ème anniversaire, 1986, Argile, émail sur contre-plaquén 180 x 180 cm, OMIGAKUEN

Naoya MATSUMOTO, Shachihoko, 2014, Argile, 32 x 38 x 48 cm, OMIGAKUEN

Marie SUZUKI, Bara Bara So Waka, 2014, Paravent, stylo, 172 x 357 x 1,5 cm, Collection de l’artiste

Katsutoshi SAITO, Sans titre (carnet de croquis), 36 x 51 x 1 cm, Collection de la famille de l’artiste

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Yuki TSUKIUCHI, Rebellion de l’analogue, 2006, Stylo sur papier, 19 x 27 cm, Collection de l’artiste
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Yoshihiro WATANABE, Chien, 2003-2017, Feuille 3,6 x 1,4 x 4,6 cm, Collection de l’artiste
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Yasuhiro KOBAYASHI, Sans titre, 2000, Encre, crayon de couleur, stylo, adhésif, correcteur sur papier 30 x 42 cm, Collection de l’artiste
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Takayuki AYAMA, Léopard, guépard et bébé léopard, 2016, Bois de Zelkova, stylo graveur électrique, crayon de couleur, 44 X 6 X 8,5 cm, Collection de l’artiste
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Shogo HARAZUKA, Villes connectées, 2006-2017, Crayon, dépliant sur papier, 26 x 36,5 cm Collection de l’artiste
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Ryusuke ARUSE, Sans titre, ca.2012 Crayon sur papier, 35,8 x 25,7 cm Collection de l’artiste
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OMIGAKUEN, Œuvre collective pour le 40ème anniversaire, 1986, Argile, émail sur contre-plaquén 180 x 180 cm, OMIGAKUEN
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Naoya MATSUMOTO, Shachihoko, 2014, Argile, 32 x 38 x 48 cm, OMIGAKUEN
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Marie SUZUKI, Bara Bara So Waka, 2014, Paravent, stylo, 172 x 357 x 1,5 cm, Collection de l’artiste
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Katsutoshi SAITO, Sans titre (carnet de croquis), 36 x 51 x 1 cm, Collection de la famille de l’artiste

#PARIS Eight years after a first exhibition on Japanese Art Brut, Halle Saint Pierre is back and presents until March 10, 2019 a second series featuring 36 artists as mysterious as they are powerful.

Well beyond the event, raw art always questions our artistic perception and its relationship to the intuitive, to the unconscious and sometimes to madness. The interest of this exhibition lies in particular in the geographical and exotic dimension of the works presented and the influence of Japanese culture on this movement.

The exhibition is divided into two parts, one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor. In the first one, black is required, only the works are illuminated, the panoptic vision offered by the scenography allows you to choose your wing and progress like a “prisoner” in the heart of Japanese raw art. The origami made from the leaves of Yoshihihiro Watanabe’s plants and Naoya Matsumoto’s “Shachihoko” clay sculpture pierce this intense and deep black, and the imposing cultures of Keisuke Atsumi are remarkable.

Then comes a breath, time to access the floor. The exhibition resumes in a striking contrast. The room on the first floor, under the roof of the Hall, is very bright and reveals, like the spirit and/or art, the transition from shadow to light: the overall staging is a success.

In this colourful, beautiful and touching setting, how not to fall under the spell of Tomoaki Sakai’s cardboard and paper household appliances, or to remain petrified in front of Marie Suzuki’s two sumptuous screens.

Even its founder, Jean Dubuffet, would not be mistaken: the art that encompasses both madmen and the marginalized is as strong as a plunge into the enigmatic, into the unknown. There is something magical in this exhibition.

 

“Art Brut Japonais II”

From September 8, 2018 to March 10, 2019

Halle Saint Pierre

2 rue Ronsard, Paris

Dominique Vautrin

Dominique Vautrin is a French photographer. Influenced by American street photography, he develops during his various projects, a dark work that depicts a society in a phase of anonymization. The c...

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