Toshihiro Hamano : recent work

Hamano, Toshihiro and Oshima, Hiroko (2007) Toshihiro Hamano : recent work. [Show/Exhibition]

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This output introduces Hamano, the Ryu Association of Contemporary Art, and co-researcher Oshima, who have their European base at Northumbria. The group use CARcentre to explore the potential of Japanese-European educational dialogue. The Ryu Arts Group oppose dualist approaches to tradition and modernity. Their research aims to find a viable contemporary alternative to the profession of an artist as envisioned in Western art education. Hamano’s new work demonstrates a complex Zen idea in which skilful conformity produces spontaneity and unconventionality. In a preparatory exhibition (curated by Oshima for Bailiffgate Gallery, Alnwick [2004]) this developmental priority was contrasted to the Western assumption that creative individuality comes before group identity. The Bailiffgate project explored the opposite case (that the originality of the artist is born from the creative capacity of cultural ‘groupness’) in collaboration with the principal members of the Stuckist movement. ‘Toshihiro Hamano: Recent work’ was a solo exhibition developed by Oshima (CARcentre doctoral researcher) for the Paris headquarters of UNESCO. It featured Hamano’s current activities as a painter and sculptor and demonstrated alternative, Eastern approaches to artistic expression. The research activity linked to this output began as a critical response to treatments of artistic creativity in the 10th Workshop on Managerial and Organisational Cognition, ESSEC Business School, Cergy Pontoise, France (2003) at which Oshima gave a paper. The material now forms the central part of Oshima’s doctoral project entitled: ‘Artists’ Groups in Japan and the UK and their impact on the creative individual.’ Dye is the principal supervisor.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Number of pieces: 45 art works. Media of output: exhibition essay.
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008 10:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:11

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